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Let’s face it: typical New Year’s resolutions suck. Losing weight, eating healthier, and getting a promotion at work are good resolutions and all, but they’re also very boring.
Instead of making your goals revolve around dull lifestyle changes, why not incorporate some interesting resolutions? Add at least one of these nerdy New Year’s resolutions to your list, and you’ll have much more fun achieving your yearly objectives.
1. Pick Up a New Hobby
Outside of your work, family, and social life, you need to do something for yourself. Even if no one you know is interested in learning how to solder or 3D printing, you should learn for yourself. Picking up a new hobby puts you on a path towards satisfaction.
As much as you might want to give up out of frustration, try your best not to veer from your goals. Think of all the cool things you can do with your new hobby, and that alone should make you want to keep going.
2. Learn a New Board Game
Is board game night feeling a bit redundant? Introduce a brand new board game to your friends. Whether the board game you learn is complex or simple, it’s still fun to discover something new.
If you’re not fond of the new board game, you have nearly endless choices when it comes to trying out more. Plus, there are plenty of cheap board games to choose from, so you won’t have to break the bank just to experiment with new games.
3. Use Technology to Get Active
The gym just isn’t nerd-friendly. It’s totally intimidating to work out in a room full of people, which might deter you from ever using your gym membership. If that’s the case, you can still exercise in the comfort of your own home. Using fun fitness apps and games can keep you motivated and active.
4. Make New Friends
Maybe your current friends don’t share your geeky interests. You obviously shouldn’t can your current friends, but you should think about adding some more to your circle.
Having no one talk about the latest episode of My Hero Academia or a new video game can get lonely. Check out your local gaming store for any upcoming events, or go to Meetup.com to find any geeky activities in your area.
5. Attend at Least One Geeky Convention
Speaking of making new friends, attending geeky conventions can help you do that too. Not to mention that anime and comic conventions are loads of fun. You can walk among like-minded people, while taking in amazing cosplays, geeky artwork, and lively panels.
6. Make Your Own Cosplay
Creating your own cosplay is challenging, especially when you’re not the crafty type. Even if you’re not the best at arts and crafts, you should still try your hand at making a cosplay.
Start small by gathering pieces of your cosplay from thrift stores. Once you get more comfortable in front of a sewing machine, you can create your entire cosplay from scratch.
7. Read More Books, Manga, and Comics
Reading is a great way to relax and escape from reality. Create a goal to read a specific amount of books in the New Year.
You don’t have to stick with regular books either. Delving into comics and manga can give you more insight into the origins of your favorite superhero or anime character. Feel free to go outside the mainstream and read some lesser-known comics and manga too—these have so many unique characters and storylines that are usually even better than any mainstream TV show or movie.
8. Start a Collection
Pay homage to your geekiness by creating a collection. There isn’t a limit on what your collection might comprise of. Perhaps you’ll start gathering retro games, anime figurines, old-school comics, or even Gundam. The more unique, the better it’ll look on your shelf.
What Will You Accomplish in the New Year?
Making a list of New Year’s resolutions might seem cheesy, but it can get you one step closer to accomplishing your goals. Sprinkle some nerdiness into your New Year, and create resolutions that you actually want to do!
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