Did you know that only eight percent of Americans actually keep their New Year’s resolutions? It’s so easy to get swept up in the momentum of a new year and make promises to ourselves about how we can be and do better. But if you’re like most people, that enthusiasm wanes just weeks into the year. Instead, make resolutions that you can actually keep. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Try something new

In a place like New York City, you have absolutely no excuse for not getting out and trying something new. There is an endless array of new things to try in this magical city – from ethnic foods to the latest spa treatment. The only requirement is that you have to step out your front door.

Take a class

It’s also so easy to learn something new in New York. There are tons of classes in every subject imaginable. Learn glass blowing, leather slipper making, or how to be a Ninja Warrior. Seriously – if there’s something you’d like to learn more about, you will find a class for it here.

Become acquainted with your neighbors

If you saw your neighbors in the hall, would you recognize them? Even though we live in a city with a high population density, it’s amazing how few people actually know their neighbors. Getting to know the people who live around you helps to create a sense of community. The next time you’re in the elevator, say hi and introduce yourself. What’s the worst that could happen?


Do you have a special cause that you like to support? Then why not volunteer some time this year? NYC can be an isolating place, and it’s important that you reach out to people and develop relationships. A great place to start is at an organization you support, as you’ll meet like-minded people.

Declutter your apartment

Clutter happens, especially if you’re living in a small space. Decluttering may be one of those resolutions you make and then break each year. But it’s so important to stay on top of it when you’re living in NYC. Even though it’s not anybody’s favorite job, this is one resolution you should keep.

Entertain at home more often

One of the joys of having a great apartment in the city is having the ability to entertain at home. If you haven’t been inviting your friends over for cocktails or movie nights, what’s been stopping you? Resolve to make this year the year you finally throw a party or two.

Take a day trip

Sometimes you just need to get out of the city for the day. There are so many fun places you can get to within a few hours of NYC, and it’s a great way to relax and recharge your batteries.


It’s so easy to become a slave to your electronic devices. But it’s essential to your health and well-being to disconnect on the regular. Take an hour or two (or even a whole day) to unplug from social media, email, and texts. You’ll be amazed at how much less stressed you’ll feel during those precious hours.

Walk more

If getting more exercise is one of your resolutions, all you really have to do is get out and walk more. It couldn’t be easier to get in more steps in NYC. Instead of taking the subway to work, vow to walk once a week. Or simply take a stroll around your neighborhood and see what you discover.

Talk to a real estate agent

Finally, if you’ve been thinking about buying, selling, or renting real estate in NYC, then resolve to talk to an agent from Platinum Properties. Click here or call 646-681-5272 to speak with an expert member of our team. We’ll help you make 2019 a year for the record books!