Are you the type of person who does a bit of self reflection and introspection around the New Year? If you’re looking for some ideas for your personal resolutions that have a Salem, MA twist to them, I have some suggestions for you here on the blog today! Keep in mind these are just some ideas for a starting point – feel free to modify them as needed of course. Also bear in mind that you don’t need to feel like you have to change things about yourself for the sake of changing. If you’re not into New Year’s resolutions, that’s absolutely fine. 🙂
Salem is made for walking (or running)
A good way to get some steps in and some exercise is to walk. Luckily, the witch city is made for walking. Get some good shoes and make a point of leaving the car behind a little more often. If you’re visiting Salem and not a resident, consider walking the Heritage Trail from attraction to attraction versus hopping onto the Trolley.
Salem is also home to many road races and running organizations. If you want to get a little more active, this could be a good option.
Related: The Salem Heritage Trail — “What’s that red line on the ground?”
Om it out
A good way to start the new year with good vibes is to join a yoga class!! I’d suggest looking into The Salty Buddha…I think their studio is so pretty and has such good energy to it.
Related: The Salty Buddha — The Salem Business Spotlight
Get some Vitamin D out on the water
Salem is right on the water and spending some time out there is a good way to get some sunlight. Too much isn’t good and be sure to wear proper sunscreen, etc. However, taking a cruise out on the Schooner Fame, for example, is relaxing and certainly can’t hurt.
Related: Schooner Fame — The Salem Business Spotlight ; Five ways to enjoy the nautical aspect of Salem, MA
This one has been a personal goal of mine over the last few months. I used to be a huge reader but have sort of fallen off of that bandwagon as of this year-ish. I’ve been making it a point to read at least a few pages every night or so as I’m laying in bed.
Related: The Things to do in Salem and Wicked Good Books recommended book list
This is a big one for a lot of people – if you search “declutter” on Pinterest or YouTube you’re sure to find tons of people to show you how to live in a more intentional space. If you need a place to donate to, check out local charities and shelters. If you want to consign or sell your items, check out Witch City Consignment & Thrift.
Witch it up a little
Along the lines of decluttering, if you need a metaphysical kick to cleaning your space, I’d suggest checking out LightHaus products by Hauswitch. Clean with intention!
No dieting in Salem?
If paying attention to your diet is on your list, consider picking healthier options when dining out in Salem. Simply making smarter choices can make a huge difference. You could also select appetizers or sides instead of “main dishes” when out to eat to make sure the portions are smaller.
If finances are an area of focus for you, consider laying it all out in a spread sheet to see what exactly is coming into your bank account versus leaving your bank account. If after all of the calculations you find you have room to donate a little, then that’s awesome. That’s a great way to set a nice tone to the new year. If you’re looking for some suggestions, a few I’d name are Salem Historical Society, Historic Salem, nAGLY and the House of the Seven Gables.
Relationships + Dating
If focusing on your significant other is an area you want to pay attention to, you’re in luck. Salem has so many fun spots to visit and great date night ideas. Consider sitting down with your calendar and scheduling in “date night” time frames or blocking off time where you’re just going to be together.
Related: 10 date night ideas in Salem, MA
What are some of your goals? Feel free to comment below and enjoy!! <3