As soon as the ball drops, the energy and excitement of a new year immediately triggers something inside of us. We start setting intentions, proclaiming our commitment to better habits, and of course, declaring our New Year’s resolutions. It comes as no surprise that a Forbes survey found the majority of people setting health-based resolutions for 2024 (physical and mental), but there are plenty of other goals you can focus on in the new year.
Perhaps you want to expand your mind by reading more books or learning to meditate. Maybe getting your finances in shape is a top priority. Or maybe you simply want to stop losing your keys every time you set them down. Regardless of the resolution, sticking to it often requires more than just willpower alone. What you really need is the right tool(s) to lend a helping hand.
Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions fail to come to fruition. We’ve rounded up a dozen different resolutions along with the products to help you commit and conquer them in 2024. Most of them are even on sale.
Build a consistent workout routine: Fitbit
Workout resolutions often fail after the first month or two of a new year. Why? Accountability. Slapping a fitness tracker onto your wrist, like the Fitbit Inspire 3, can help keep you accountable for your daily habits — from how many steps you take each day to how much cardio you complete in a week. And good news for resolutioners, the Inspire 3 is back at its all-time low price of $69.95 at Amazon. That’s 30% off its usual cost.
If your main reason for not using an e-reader to tackle more books is because you can’t scribble in the margins and take notes as you read, may I present to you the Kindle Scribe? While it’s not a perfect device, it does bridge the gap by offering a stylus to mark up a book to your heart’s content. Plus, it’s on sale for $269.99 at Amazon instead of its usual $339.99 — that’s $70 in savings.
Headspace is the ideal companion for those looking to approach 2024 with more mindfulness. The app can help you build a mindfulness practice, plus improve your sleep, de-stress daily, and improve productivity. It features hundreds of guided meditations and mini exercises to complete whenever your thoughts feel particularly messy. Kickstart your New Year’s resolution with 40% off an annual subscription.
Whether you want to expand your cooking skills, finally learn how to use your DSLR camera, tackle songwriting, or even polish up a business plan for the new year, a MasterClass subscription gives you unlimited access to thousands of lessons led by celebrities and experts in their fields. Currently 40% off for your first year, you’ll be paying just $6 per month for an individual subscription.
If upping your water intake is on your resolution list for 2024, you should most definitely grab yourself a reusable water bottle. And no, it doesn’t need to be the trendy $50 TikTok-favorite tumbler. You can snag a different Stanley bottle — like the IceFlow or Adventure To Go — on sale at Amazon for up to 25% off instead and fuel your hydration habit without spending a fortune.
Remember when everyone was obsessed with The Home Edit in 2020? Well, in case you missed it, the organization duo has its own product line that has something to help you organize literally every single thing in your home. Check out their products at Walmart if you’re looking for a little push in the direction of your New Year’s resolution.
While it’s not currently on sale, the Hatch Restore is a great way to improve your sleep habits in 2024. It simulates a real sunrise by slowly increasing its warm glow and playing cozy wake-up sounds. You’ll even get a free trial of the app, where you can access sleep stories, meditations, soundscapes, and more. If money is no issue, the Hatch Restore 2 ($199.99) offers even more features for sleep improvement.
More travel generally requires more money to blow. But with Frontier’s All-You-Can-Fly passes, you can unlock unlimited flights over the span of a year for a one-time payment of $599. The pass starts May 1, 2024, and runs through April 30, 2025, and includes domestic and international Frontier destinations. Sure, $599 seems like a lot to pay upfront, but in reality, that’s about the cost of two roundtrip flights. Just be sure to read the terms before you commit.
Financial resolutions are the least fun kind, to be honest. But that’s generally because they’re the most stressful. Acorns takes some of that stress out of saving money by investing your change into stocks automatically. The app offers two different tiers for your financial needs: Personal ($3/month) or Family ($5/month). A personal account includes all-in-one investment, retirement, and checking, bonus investments, education, and more. If you have kids, the family account offers unlimited kids per family plus the personal account benefits. You can download the Acorns app for iOS on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android.
Tile trackers were made for those who lose their keys and other belongings as soon as they set them down. These little trackers can help you keep track of your stuff on the regular via Bluetooth or the Tile app (when out of Bluetooth range). Even better, they work in reverse to help you find your phone with a double click of the Tile.
Spend less time on social media: Opal
If your screen time was through the roof in 2023, your resolution might be to stay off of social media a bit more this year. Try an app blocker like Opal, which helps you gradually decrease your dependence on Instagram, X, TikTok, and other social apps. Opal sets controlled access times to help you manage your time better and create better digital habits. There’s a free version or a paid version, which offers more features (like Whitelist mode and Deep focus mode) for $8.25/month.
Keeping your house clean might be an easy resolution for the first month or two of the year, but it’s really easy to get off track. All it takes is one weekend of laziness to deter your goals. That’s where a robot vacuum really comes in handy. Let a robot take over at least one household chore this year. This model from Shark features home mapping with virtual boundaries, a 120-minute battery life, a HEPA filter, and a self-emptying dock that holds up to 30 days’ worth of debris. Plus, it’s on sale for only $329.99 at Best Buy.