The Top 10 Resolutions for 2019 (And How To Keep Them)
According to the research by time management firm FranklinCovey, about one third of resolutioners don't make it past January. The reasons behind this statistic are stacked, however there could be one main factor playing a huge role in contributing to this number... (And we'll get to it momentarily.)
What were the most sought after goals set by resolutioners in 2019? According to a survey of 2,000 people by Inc., the top 10 New Year's Resolutions are:
1. To diet or eat healthier (71%)
2. To exercise more (65%)
3. To lose weight (54%)
4. To save more and spend less (32%)
5. To learn a new skill or hobby (26%)
6. To quit smoking (21%)
7. To read more (17%)
8. To find another job (16%)
9. To drink less alcohol (15%)
10. To spend more time with family and friends (13%)
With 5 out of 10 of resolutions being health and wellness related, it would seem that one big fix on this end would be to ramp up your fitness routine. Now, this can be a huge inconvenience if you're already pressed for time and can't make it to the gym when you'd like. Or even if the commute to your neighborhood gym is more of a pain than it's really worth. And if you bring in #4 (Saving money & Spending Less) then we already know that a pricey gym membership on top of everything else may not be the best fit.
......But alas, we begin to reveal the most commonly overlooked factor in all of this: Your Home.
Homeowners certainly have a certain customize- able advantage on this as implementing things into your home such as a small gym or enlisting the help of a personal trainer are swell options, but can add up. Big time. With the cost of home ownership being a constant roller coaster of expenses as it is, the idea of adding onto to this with a purchase of gym equipment or even a potential remodel can sound downright impossible.
Now, what if you're renting or leasing your apartment home? When was the last time you really reviewed what you were paying for- and even more importantly, what you are getting out of it?
New rental communities are sprouting up just about everywhere these days, and with lease rates beginning to stabilize with the added influx of developments popping up not only in the middle of the city, but the outskirts and bordering neighborhoods that were once overlooked as being too inaccessible. Boston, Massachusetts for example has seen this more than usual in the past 10 years due to an increased need for housing and the added perk of an expanding mass transit system, making it easier to get to the Seaport and Downtown from neighborhoods such as Quincy, Everett, and Marlborough.
With the competition growing by the minute, residential communities everywhere are upping the anti on amenities, services, and resident perks most which include state of the art fitness centers with no additional fees and amazing add ons such as Fitness on Demand kiosks, Peloton bikes, Yoga classes, and 24-hr access to fit even the busiest of schedules. With an in-house fitness center it's difficult to make excuses making top resolutions 1 through 3 a lot easier to keep.. even checking off #4 by saving money on that gym membership.
And the other top goals? Numbers 5 & 8 (Learning a new skill or hobby and Finding a new job) become a lot more attainable in a new community due to the added social and networking benefit thanks to resident events and workshops. And if you're looking to put that new skill or hobby to good use, check out a community offering a makerspace and tool lending library. And if they happen to have a book library or collection to boot, you can go ahead and check off #7. Quitting smoking? Head to a smoke-free community for a serious lifestyle adjustment. And spending more time with family and friends? Look for a community with seriously cool entertainment spaces made especially for residents to book and host gatherings of all sizes- some even equipped with movie screens, outdoor kitchens, and even custom bars fitted with taps to hook up a keg of your favorite new release from Down The Road Beer Co.
If you're currently a renter and not completely blown away by what you're getting out of it, now is a better time than ever to cruise Apartmentlist , Curbed Boston , & social media channels Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to start your research on whats new and who's leasing. No time? Contact a local realtor specializing in leasing .. Or one primarily focused in your area of interest such as Chelsea Real Estate . They'll do the legwork for you and ( even better ) at little to no cost as the majority of new apartment communities will cover your broker fee, so be sure to check the listing first before you move forward..
The Pioneer Everett begins leasing February of 2019, so if you can manage to make it through January... we have a feeling we'll have you covered for the rest of 2019 (and beyond.) Schedule your tour today & discover the modern-day base camp you didn't know you've been searching for.