The Most Popular 2023 New Year’s Resolutions

…and how a GIVE trip achieves them all!

Starting the new year, you reflect on what you want to accomplish. Maybe you didn’t check off everything on your list last year (that’s okay, life has been WEIRD)? As you look ahead, what are some goals you hope to reach? To provide some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

1. Learn a new skill.

What better way to learn a new skill than to be surrounded by new and exciting experiences? From learning how to greet people in Swahili to fishing like a local on the Nam Ou river in Laos, there are endless amount of opportunities to learn. While teaching and volunteering during your trip, you will find that you’ll be taught more than you ever expected from our host community members.

2. Spend more time with friends/meet new people.

From the isolation of social distancing to the chaos of resuming ‘normal life,’ we’ve all been looking for ways to bring everyone closer. Maybe you’ve been looking for a way to bring all your busy friends together, or you could be eager to get out and meet new people. Either way, GIVE is the perfect place to start. This could be the memory of a lifetime for you and your best friends or the beginning of many adventures with a new community of amazing people. Or why not both?

3. Live life to the fullest.

Whether traveling has been on your list for ages or you’ve been looking for a way to put yourself out there more, GIVE is the perfect opportunity to make the most of life. No matter how you define living life to the fullest, there is an endless amount of ways to reach it with GIVE. You will connect, gain new perspectives, and truly explore what it means to live your life to the fullest.

4. Journal more (or start!)

Traveling with GIVE undoubtedly means creating a ton of meaningful moments and memories. This also means a ton of moments that will make you sit back and think ‘I never want this to end.’ Bringing a new journal along for your adventure is a perfect way to capture those powerful memories and emotions. It will give you time to relax and reflect after each amazing day and bring you back to those beautiful moments even years down the line.

5. Travel more.

Last but not least, one of the biggest aspirations each year is to get out and see the world. Don't worry, we've definitely got you covered on this one.


Written by: Samantha Abajian, past volunteer

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