Another New Year is approaching, and the sometimes dread question of “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” inevitably comes up. Rather than dodging the question or criticizing yourself ‘til you find a goal, why not choose a New Year’s resolution that is actually doable and exciting? With these fun ideas, you’re sure to find unique New Year’s goals you’ll actually want to commit to this upcoming year.
Spend More Time with Family
Time seems to be in limited supply when it comes to bonding with family and friends. According to a study by Visit Anaheim, Americans only spend 37 minutes of quality time together each day. If you’re like most families and time just seems to get away from you, this resolution may be the perfect addition to your life.
Try setting aside more time for family and see how those relationships grow. The idea of sitting down and talking may not seem super appealing to some, but try spending time together with an activity involved. For instance, turn on the gas fire pit and have a backyard bonfire with family. This way the mesmerizing flames can distract and break up the silence, but you can still enjoy quality time together. Plus, roasting marshmallows over the fire is sure to put anyone in a happier, family-bonding mood!
Go on an Adventure
With the cold winter weather, the New Year is a great time to curl up next to the fire and start planning your future trips. Take that camping excursion to a new part of the country, or head out on a RV road trip to see what you’re missing. Don’t forget the Renegade Portable Fire Pit to keep you warm and cozy on your adventures.
Update Your Home
Make a plan to tackle your home projects and invest in your house this year. Does your old wood-burning fireplace need replacing? Consider whether an efficient electric fireplace is right for you, or take advantage of the convenience of a gas fireplace insert. Both options are designed to fit most existing fireplaces and will provide a clean, fresh look to your living space.
Increase the value of your home and invest in creating a patio entertaining space. According to the American Home Furnishings Alliance in a 2018 study, “68% of people use their outdoor space at least several times a week in seasonal weather.”* Your backyard extends your home’s space and becomes the perfect getaway spot for relaxing and entertaining. With the wide variety of unique styles and patio ideas available today, you’ll quickly find your dream backyard design.
As you start making your resolutions, make sure to share your stories with us on Facebook or Instagram. Our corporate office and production warehouse will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Happy holidays from The Outdoor GreatRoom Family!
*Find the article about the outdoor living study here: http://www.ahfa.us/outdoor-lifestyle-2018/
*Find the article about the Visit Anaheim study here: https://nypost.com/2018/03/20/american-families-barely-spend-quality-time-together/