Dec 22, 2021 Communities

How to Tackle Your 2022 New Years’ Resolutions in Omaha with the Help of Local Businesses

New year, new you! 2022 is right around the corner and it’s time for you to decide how to kick it off. The most popular way to start the new year is by picking a New Years’ resolution, which often include things like “Eat Healthier”, “Exercise More”, or “Read More Books”.  

But no matter which resolution you pick, local Omaha and Council Bluffs businesses are here to help. Below, you’ll find a roundup of some of our best posts here on The Dodge Voice that will assist you in tackling your new goals—from learning a new skill to staying active and even giving back to the community. Enjoy!  

Eat healthier 

New Years' Resolutions in Omaha

It’s no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier! If you’re looking to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with your eating habits in 2022, Omaha restaurants are here to help. We’ve got a list of the best places in town to get great saladsavocado toast and even an entire guide to being healthy in Council Bluffs. So the next time you’re craving something fast and easy, instead of hitting the drive through, order take out at one of our delicious and affordable local eateries! Or, download the LoCo Omaha app to get healthy food delivered right to your door.  

Learn a new skill 

New Years' Resolutions in Omaha

New Year’s resolutions can come in many shapes and sizes. Some people want to get fit and eat healthier, while others are looking to take a break from technology, form new stress-reducing habits and more. But a new resolution doesn’t have to mean limiting what you already do, but rather challenging yourself to learn new tools and skills! If you’ve been wanting to learn something new for a while, now is the time. From painting to pottery to baking and beekeeping, Omaha is packed full of places to take interesting classes and broaden your horizons. Check out 10 Omaha Area Classes That Will Help You Learn a New Skill This Year and 15 Hobbies to Try with Help From Local Omaha Businesses for some ideas! 

Exercise more 

New Years' Resolutions in Omaha

Along with eating healthier, exercising tops the list of most popular New Years’ resolutions every year. Luckily, Omaha is home to some fantastic spots that can help you reach your fitness goals! Check out our list of the 17 Best Gyms in the Omaha Area that includes places to try yoga, weightlifting, CrossFit and more.

Be more active 

New Years' Resolutions in Omaha

While working out at the gym can be fun and therapeutic, sometimes the best workouts are the ones that don’t actually feel like work! Staying active includes so many more activities than simply hitting the treadmill or picking up some weights. Taking a hike, going for a scenic walk, cleaning your house or doing something a little extreme like axe throwing are all forms of fun exercise that you’ll enjoy doing! Check out our posts 10 Unusual Extreme Sports to Try in the Omaha AreaThe Best Hiking and Walking Trails in the Omaha Area and even 10 Ways to Stay Active This Winter at Home to help incorporate some more active activities into your daily routine this season.  

Get organized 

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While we usually save the decluttering and deep cleaning until spring, January is the perfect time to start fresh! Not only will it make you feel better in the moment, creating some organizational habits now will help your home stay put-together throughout the entire year. Our post, Your Guide to Spring Cleaning in Omaha, includes some handy tips on utilizing local businesses to get organized—from working with a professional organizer at Get Organized Omaha to donating items at a local thrift store.  

Practice more self-care 

New Years' Resolutions in Omaha

There’s more to staying happy and healthy than eating well and staying active: mental health is just as important as physical health! This year, make sure you’re adding a little bit of self-care into your daily routine to help reduce your stress levels. We have a complete guide to self-care in the Omaha area that includes ideas on how to take some time for yourself this year—from massages and facials to relaxing with a cup of tea from The Tea Smith

Read a book a month 

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Photo courtesy of  Carl Erickson via The Bookworm

If your big 2022 goal is to read more, you’re in luck. Omaha is home to some incredible independent bookstores like The BookwormJackson Street Booksellers and The Next Chapter! Stop by a local bookstore in the area and pick up a few new books to put on your To Be Read pile. Need some recommendations? Check out 10 Books by Nebraska Authors That Should Be on Your Reading List and 8 Iowa Authors & Poets to Add to Your Reading List

Give back 

New Years' Resolutions in Omaha

Over the past 21 months, we’ve truly learned the meaning of the word “community” here in Omaha. From getting groceries for neighbors to packing school lunches for kids in need and donating blood, Omahans have gone above and beyond to support each other during this unprecedented time. While most New Years’ resolutions are focused on self-improvement, if you want to do something nice for your community this year, consider making a resolution to give back as well! Whether you’re looking to donate your money, volunteer your time, or want to give away some of your houseware, check out our guide: 21 Omaha Area Charities and Organizations to Support This Year to help you get started. 

Happy New Year! 

What are your 2022 resolutions? Let us know about them (and how you plan to complete them) in the comments below! 

Dec 22, 2021 Communities
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