The start of a new year is the perfect time for a fresh start and a great opportunity to change habits or establish new routines. Unfortunately, more than half of all resolutions fail. But fear not: If you've been struggling to keep up with your resolutions, we've got you covered. Whether your goal is to read more, stay active, or try new hobbies, you can find inspiration in PressReader's selection of newspapers and magazines.
Staying fit and healthy is the top resolution for many, but when it comes to staying active, you don't need to set yourself a goal of running a marathon by the end of the year. Instead, focus on small but achievable fitness goals that will mark a positive change. This might be as simple as doing yoga for 15 minutes in the morning, going for a run, or turning your garage into a home gym while gyms and yoga studios are closed. Regardless of your fitness goals, there are lots of tools and resources out there to help you along the way.
Explore new hobbies
Another sleepy Sunday? Get creative and turn it into a fun and useful one by picking up a new hobby. Hobbies can lower your stress levels, boost your brain power, improve your ability to focus, and more. And it's not limited to starting a coin collection or joining a local soccer team. Maybe you love playing the guitar? Or perhaps you enjoy knitting or taking photos? Find an activity that gives you an outlet for enjoyment rather than concentrating on work, and you're sure to have a good time.
Last year, travelers had to put away their suitcases and stay at home, but with the coronavirus vaccine starting to roll out, many are feeling hopeful for 2021. Still, it will take a while for things to get back to normal, so managing your expectations when setting travel goals can prevent disappointment. Instead of planning to visit 12 countries in 2021, make this the year where you explore your own country or set a goal to visit somewhere new every month. However you choose to do it, get some help planning your trip with these amazing travel magazines.
Learn how to cook
If you're bored of the food you cook or you're hoping to eat healthier this year, a few simple skills can help you get there. Learning how to make sauces, cook different meats, or cook your vegetables perfectly will open up many possibilities for meal time. Cooking is also a great way to spend more time with your family or the kids, and can be an amazing bonding exercise. Whether you love to bake or cook, you can find thousands of mouth-watering recipes of all kinds on PressReader.
Learn a new language
With much of the world under stay-at-home orders, the dream of traveling to a different country, exploring the local culture and learning a new language has been put on hold. But that doesn't mean you can't learn a new language from home. After all, there have never been as many online resources at your disposal. Our personal favorite is reading newspapers and magazines in our chosen language with PressReader, but you can also try out learning apps like Babbel or DuoLingo, listen to podcasts, or watch vlogs on YouTube.
Regardless of your resolutions this year, we're here to help you keep them. Check out the full PressReader catalog for more inspiration. And remember — be kind to yourself, even during setbacks.