People are setting “New Year’s challenges” for themselves instead of making resolutions, and we’re into it

Now that 2019 is right around the corner, it’s time to start setting your intentions for the new year. January 1st is the beginning of a new chapter and a time when people like to make New Year’s resolutions, whether about fitness, finances, or crossing some fun things off the bucket list. But in case you find the idea of a resolution a little too abstract or, frankly, frustrating, this new trend for making big changes in your life might work better for you.

According to new data from Pinterest, New Year’s challenges are all the rage for 2019—step-by-step guides to help you reach your goals. Peace, out resolutions! These types of challenges are up 427% in popularity on Pinterest since this time last year, which means that if you’re hoping to make changes in 2019, you’re not the only one. And so far, the most popular pins offer some great inspiration for the year ahead.

These New Year’s challenges are totally doable, thanks to the fact that they break a huge goal up into manageable, smaller pieces.

Ready to make a plan for 2019? Some of these pins might inspire you.

A 30-Day Thankfulness Challenge

Practicing gratitude can actually make you a happier person, so why not make this a priority for 2019? Up 58%, this challenge presents you with 30 days of opportunity to remember all the good things in your life.

A Mental Cleanse Challenge

Working on your mental health? This challenge, up 668% in popularity, will guide you with 30 days of helpful activities to try to become a happier, more balanced you.

A Positivity Challenge

When you stay positive, everything around you will improve, according to this challenge.

A Money-Saving Challenge

Want to build a solid savings account in 2019? This challenge, up 391%, says it will help you save $500 in just 30 days. Not a bad start!

A Creative Challenge

If you’re trying to get those creative juices flowing—or just want to pick up a new hobby—this creative challenge will encourage you to make some new things with your own hands.

A Song Challenge

It can be really easy to forget songs you used to love in the endless abyss that is Apple Music (or Spotify, if that’s what you’re into). This challenge might help you rediscover old songs that could become new favorites.

No matter what challenge you decide to take on, 2019 holds so much possibility. Happy New Year!

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