Setting your new years resolutions improve your chances of actually making a change over the year. However, millions of people every year still fail at their resolutions half way through the year. Although they have good intentions, motivations start to wear off and next thing you know you don’t even know what you were planning on accomplishing.
Because we don’t want you to fail at your resolutions this year, we’ve got 5 goals for truck drivers that are set up to make you succeed. They may look small, but they’ll improve your daily life dramatically if you stick to them. Let’s take a look and see what you can accomplish in 2016.
5 New Years Resolutions for Truck Drivers
- Keep your truck clean. Start recycling on those water bottles and soda cans, clean out your fast food bags and start making your truck more comfortable. Keeping a clean truck will benefit you immensely. You won’t lose crucial documents and everything will have its place.A clean truck is also better for you health – change air filters, vacuum, remove clutter, dust, clean the windows. Not only will it be more enjoyable, it will remove toxins from your workspace and give you a better sleeping environment.
- Get more physical activity. This is one of the most important things to do, yet it’s often overlooked. You can easily incorporate 20-30 minutes of exercise in your daily routine. You don’t have to do a full body workout to get exercise on the road. Take a brisk walk or run around the truck stop to get your heart rate up and get some cardio in for the day. Just think – 35 laps around your truck is about a mile, so take some laps and get your cardio in.
- Stay in touch with loved ones. It’s easy to get caught up in your own life and forget to keep in touch with family and friends back home, especially if you’re on the road for days at a time. Start setting up Skype dates with your family on a regular basis or mail them a postcard whenever you stop at a truck stop. Let them know you love and appreciate them and remind them that you’re thinking about them.
- Healthier eating. This may seem like a no-brainer, however for most truck drivers out there it’s nearly impossible to do. Start preparing healthy snacks and meals for your daily drive. Fruits and vegetables in a cooler or a mini fridge are a great way to eat something small and be healthy. If you’re thirsty, drink water instead of soda. This will all help you reduce your calorie intake and increase your mood.
- Save more money. The biggest way to save money is to buy your own groceries and store them in a mini fridge or cooler rather than stopping at a truck stop or fast food restaurant. For how much you spend on fast food a week, you could shop at the grocery store for 2 weeks.Another way to save money for truck drivers is to think about one thing you currently spend your money on that isn’t needed and save the money instead. Maybe that’s cigarettes, maybe its sunflower seeds; whatever it is, save that amount in an envelope and see how much you have at the end of the month.
These resolutions are easy to start, the real challenge is sustaining them. See how far you can go with these 5 easy-to-do new years resolutions and start seeing a better life.