Find Happiness in 2015 With These 3 New Year Resolutions

The most popular resolutions are most commonly broken. Instead of vowing to “lose weight” or “save money,” people find more success when they set specific goals that are directly tied to their happiness. Here are a three ideas to consider when making your resolutions for 2015.

Move to a new place.

Sometimes all it takes to create a new and improved you is a change of scenery. With any move—local or long-distance—comes new opportunities, experiences and adventures. People tend to have a renewed sense of energy when they move to a new place. You may even be able to save money by relocating to an area that has a lower cost of living or simply by moving closer to work and eliminating your commute. If you choose to live in one of our luxury apartment communities with an onsite fitness center, you can also save money by eliminating costly gym memberships.

Redecorate your home.

If moving isn’t an option, you can still enjoy some of the same benefits by redecorating your current house, condo or apartment. According to a recent survey by Houzz, 74 percent of people who redecorated their home in the previous two years were happier than they were before. Your home should be a calming place where you can relax and feel safe—even after a stressful day at work. So make a resolution to clear out the clutter, let in the light and buy some new furniture.

Get in shape.

Fitness isn’t just about losing weight—it’s about your overall well-being. As your fitness level increases, so will your energy, your strength and your health. Start by setting a goal. This could be anything from going to the gym once a week to completing the Spartan. Then make a plan that includes smaller goals to attain your larger goal.

What New Year’s resolution will you make this year? Did any of these ideas inspire you? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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