New Year’s Resolutions for a Less Stressful 2022

What new year's resolutions have you set?

The new year’s resolutions we need

People usually like to introduce certain positive changes into their lives in the form of new year’s resolutions. These resolutions are often productivity-based and are designed to increase efficiency.

However, we’re here to propose some different priorities for 2022. With all the stress the last two years have brought us, we need ways to relax and unwind while still maintaining our precious productivity and efficiency.

Well, worry not! We at Remote Bob have prepared a list of five resolutions that will keep you happier and less stressed in the coming year. We hope you find at least some of them useful!

1. Spend more time with friends and family

Whichever way you look at it, humans are social creatures. We crave interaction and the lack of it can wreak havoc on our mental and physical health. It’s a well-known fact that babies can die if they aren’t held.

In 2022, try to create more space for spending time with your loved ones as part of your new year’s resolutions. This will not only make you a happier person but will recharge you so that when the time comes for work and productivity you will be better able to deliver.

Two Smiling Women Sitting on Wooden Bench

2. Work on your hobbies

What is something you genuinely love to do? Of course, it may be your work, but there might also be some side activities that you’ve been forced to neglect. This can often serve to make us more stressed and even depressed.

If you have some hobby that fills you with joy but that you’ve been neglecting, try getting back into it as a new year’s resolution. You don’t have to orient your whole life around it, but touch base with it now and then. You won’t believe how much that will help.

A Man Playing Gold on the Field as part of his new year's resolutions

3. Travel more

If you can afford it, that is. However, even if you’re short on cash, you can still enjoy the benefits of travel. All it takes is a little creativity. Travelling doesn’t have to mean going to the Bahamas or Maldives. It can be a simple trip to a nearby town or big city.

Travelling more is a great new year’s resolution because it expands your horizons (often literally). What’s more, if you travel with another person, it can enhance the experience significantly and provide even more benefits in terms of overall wellbeing. So, don’t wait around—go!

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4. Be more introspective

It can be difficult to find some alone time in our hectic lives. This can lead to us becoming estranged from ourselves and can develop into mental disorders. This is why it’s important to spend some time with our own thoughts and feelings every day.

If this seems like a waste of time to you—good! We should all try and waste some of our time rather than always be working. It’s good for the soul and ends up making us more productive ultimately. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or even going to therapy, learning more about how your mind works will help de-stress you and is a great new year’s resolution.

Silhouette of Man at Daytime meditating as part of his new year's resolutions

5. Delegate more work

We become stressed when we feel that the world expects more from us than we can deliver. Delegating work allows us to shed some of that load from our shoulders and helps us relax.

As part of your 2022 new year’s resolutions, consider delegating some of those tasks that you absolutely despise. Rather than trudge through them, let someone you trust take care of them. By the time you’ve done this, you’ll be left with the work that you actually want to do, which doesn’t create nearly as much stress for us.

Thoughtful ethnic businessman using laptop while working in office


New year’s resolutions come in a variety of forms. Usually, we use them to try and optimize our lives like they were supposed to be well-oiled machines. However, this can often backfire and create more stress for us.

By following our tips, from hanging out more with your loved ones to delegating more of those tasks you hate, you can join us in making 2022 a better year than the two before it. God knows we can all use it.


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