New Year, New Goals: How To Keep Your Resolutions Even While On Vacation


Happy New Year! 2016 is here and with it comes a whole new list of New Year’s resolutions. Now we all know that making resolutions is easy, but following through with them…well, that can be pretty difficult. However, keeping your New Year’s resolutions can actually be easier than you think even while you’re vacationing here in Emerald Isle. In fact, being here on vacation may make keeping your resolutions even easier!

According to the Statistics Brain Research Institute, some of the top New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, staying healthy, spending less and saving more, enjoying life to the fullest, getting organized, and making more time for family. All of these resolutions, plus many more, can be easily kept even while on vacation.

1. Losing Weight and Staying Healthy

Many people think that being on vacation means that it’s time to let go of the diet and the visits to the gym in order to relax and let loose a little. However, studies show that maintaining an exercise routine and eating healthy can increase dopamine to the brain which is the chemical responsible for making you happy.

So even though eating that extra donut or piece of cake may be tempting, try to remember that you can keep your healthy lifestyle even while on vacation.

If you need some help planning how you will stay healthy while on vacation, you can check out our blog on how to stay healthy while still enjoying your vacation.

2. Spending Less and Saving More

You don’t have to break the bank in order to have fun while on vacation. In fact, you can save money on your vacation right now by renting your beach vacation instead of staying at a resort or an expensive hotel.

The beautiful beach rentals in Emerald Isle are the perfect place to spend your vacation in the privacy of a home, but with the adventure of actually being on vacation.

There are also a lot of cheap, and even free activities to do while you are here in Emerald Isle. Vacations don’t have to be expensive to be fun or memorable. From hiking to fishing to cycling, and more, there is never a shortage of fun activities in Emerald Isle that don’t require you to empty out your wallet.

3. Enjoying Life to the Fullestbeautiful-wave-at-sunset

This may be one of the easiest resolutions to keep while here in Emerald Isle. A lot of people take the opportunity while deciding to live life to the fullest to create a bucket list. Bucket lists are a fun way to be able to write down exactly the crazy, adventurous, calming, fun, and wonderful things you want to do with your life.

While on vacation in Emerald Isle, we want to help you to kick start your bucket list! Check out our two-part blog which includes adding both relaxation and adventure to your bucket list of vacation dreams!

4. Getting Organizedwoman-working

This one is definitely a priority on my list of resolutions this year.

Life can be so busy and crowded with everything that we have going on. With everyone in the family off doing their own things, with work, school, and other commitments, it’s hard to find the time to take a vacation.

If you are in the boat of wanting to make that time to get on vacation, but you are unsure of how to get started, you should definitely check our our blog on how to fit a vacation into your busy schedule. You’ll find 3 simple tips on how to get yourself organized and ready for your vacation in no time!

5. Making More Time for Family


Making family time your priority in 2016 is a wonderful way to start off the New Year.

Family is so important and spending time with them at the start of this New Year is a good way to set the precedence for what is the top priority for you this year: your family.

If finding activities to keep you all together while on vacation is tough, you can get ideas from our blog which includes the top 10 beach activities for kids of all ages. From volleyball to sea shelling and more, there are always fun ways to keep the family together while on vacation.

So, if any of these resolutions are on your list this year, you can rest assured knowing that you can fulfill all of your New Year’s resolutions while you are vacation!

Share with us: What are some of your New Year’s resolutions and how can you still accomplish them while on vacation?

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