Best 2021 New Year’s Resolution Ideas


2020 has been a rollercoaster for us all, but as we look towards the 2021, let’s welcome new opportunities, changes and growth. After a year of rapid changes, lockdowns, and restrictions, we have had the time to reflect on what truly matters. We can be grateful for the small things, for the people in our lives and for the opportunities surroundings us. Moving into 2021 its time to prioritize our values, strive towards our goals and to make 2021 the best year yet! Take a look at some great, achievable goals you can set for 2021.

Learn a new skill

Learning a new skill is a rewarding and fulfilling way to develop your abilities and broaden your mindset. Whether it’s; knitting, abseiling, construction, water biking or cooking, studies show that learning a new skill improves a persons’ cognitive abilities.

So have a think, what have you always wanted to learn? What do you wish you knew? Or what would further help develop and improve your life skills?

If you need some inspiration, one great, new skill you should aim to master is riding a Riverlife Water Bike. This new experience has only just hit Brisbane waterways and is yet to be mastered by anyone. Think road biking meets kayaking as you peddle across the water, trying to navigate your steering and speed.

Be more active

After being restricted to our houses in 2020, we can certainly appreciate the ability to get out and move our bodies. So, as restrictions ease, a great New Year’s resolution is to become more active. I know many of you are panicking thinking this means a hardcore gym session, however, being active doesn’t have to look like this. In fact, a great way to get moving is to head outdoors for a fun, social and rejuvenating experience.

Whether you prefer walking, paddling, scooting or cycling, you can find fun, active activities at Riverlife Outdoor Adventure Centre. Located along the iconic Brisbane River, this stunning hub offers rock climbing, kayaking, abseiling, cycling, and water biking. These exciting sports are a great way to get moving in a fun, enjoyable way. So, grab your friends, put on your sportswear and head outdoors to get active in 2021.


Conquer a fear 

It’s time to leave those fears in 2020 and tackle them head on in 2021. I mean, we have survived a pandemic; nothing can stop us now. Whether it’s snakes, heights or public speaking it’s time to conquer those fears and move onwards and upwards.

If heights are your fear, a great way to face this head on is to embark on an abseiling experience. Located right in the heart of Brisbane, Riverlife is the perfect place to abolish that fear. Grab your friends and rappel down the iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs with our expert instructors. This Brisbane abseiling adventure is such a magical, picture perfect way to conquer your fears. With stunning city views, friends by your side and high-quality safety equipment, you’ll wonder why you were scared in the first place.

Spend more time with friends and family

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. After experiencing strict lockdowns and distancing, we can really appreciate our nearest and dearest and the time spent together. As we move into 2021, a great New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with our loved ones and show them how much we care.

A fun way to spend quality time together is to embark on an exciting adventure and make unique memories. Luckily, in Brisbane, we don’t have to travel far to find some great experiences. From kayaking to rock climbing to water biking, you can find exhilarating activities at Riverlife Brisbane.


Have more fun

If there is one thing that COVID has taught us, it is that life is valuable. No one knows what tomorrow will bring so we must make sure every minute is worth living. It is easy to fall into familiar routines and roll through life’s motions without so much as a second thought. But where’s the fun, the excitement, the fulfillment?

Make your 2021 New Year’s resolution to have more fun and start enjoying life more. Put some time aside each day, week or month to embark on some fun, exciting, out of the ordinary experiences. Lucky for us, Brisbane is rife with exciting experiences and adventures, perfect to re-ignite that spark of life. One great way to get your energy pumping and excitement flowing is to get outdoors and try something new.

Spend less time on social media

Social media is taking the world by storm. We are constantly posting, tweeting, watching, and updating. Whilst the advancement in technology is great, it can often become obsessive and consuming. Taking some time away from screens is a great way recalibrate, think about what really matters, and be thankful for all that we do have.

One great way to take time out from social media is to head outdoors. The fresh air and radiant sunshine are great ways to boost energy and reset the mind. Whether it’s taking the dog for a walk, playing a game of backyard cricket or trying a new outdoor activity, spending time away from screens will make you feel better. Lucky for us, we don’t have to travel far to find gorgeous outdoor spaces and exciting activities in Brisbane.

If you need some inspiration for exciting outdoor experiences check out Riverlife Outdoor Adventure Centre. Located along the Brisbane River, Riverlife offers numerous outdoor activities such as; kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, cycling, rollerblading, and outdoor laser tag. These exciting experiences are great ways to move away from your screens and enjoy your surroundings.

So stop procrastinating, it’s time to commit to those resolutions and make 2021 your best year yet.


“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go


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