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10 Achievable Goals for 2017

Kristen Eichenmuller News

No matter if you choose just one or tackle a few, these 10 resolutions ideas will make your life better this new year.

Whether or not you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, there’s still plenty of time to achieve your goals for 2017. If you find your resolutions have slowly sidelined after a few weeks or a couple months, don’t worry! At SYNLawn, we’ve got 10 goal ideas and helpful tips so that you can start the New Year off right. Choose just one or tackle a few to improve your life and the lives of those around you!

1. Be Happy and Healthy

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It’s no surprise that losing weight and eating healthier is at the top of the resolutions list. However, many don’t accomplish these goals because they’re too general. Start with something specific like attending yoga once a week. Tip: Check your apartment complex or local community center if they offer free group classes.

2. Get In Shape

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If you’re serious about getting in shape, increasing your speed or improving your performance, then you probably don’t have an issue showing up to the gym. However, pay attention to the serious equipment you need to help you achieve your goals. Tip: Find a gym or facility with a strong and durable surface that may also help reduce injuries. You can’t get fit if you’re injured on the sidelines.

3. Make Home Improvements

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Have some fixing upping to do? Make a list with the three most important projects to tackle first. It might be increasing your curb appeal or transforming a rooftop deck into a more usable space using artificial grass. Tip: Know when to call in the experts if you’re not a DIY pro! It can save you money in the long run.

4. Rescue a Dog from a Shelter

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If this is the year to add a new furry member to the family, then adopt don’t shop. Each year, millions of pets are waiting for their forever homes, but not all of them make it. Tip: By adopting a dog, you’ll save a life and receive unconditional love from your new pup or senior dog. It’s a win-win!

5. Lower Your Golf Score

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Whether you’re a novice or golf pro, you probably want to improve your golf game in 2017. Since 80 percent of shots lost to par are inside 125 yards, you should focus on practicing your short game. Tip: Practice better at home with a custom green, portable putting green or golf mat. It allows you to play anytime, so no more excuses for missing that shot!

6. Make Outdoor Play a Priority

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Getting lots of sunshine is important for everyone, but more kids (and adults) are spending more time in front of the screen. Set goals to take trips to the local park every Saturday, or make your backyard a playground haven. Tip: If you’re adding an at-home swing set or slide, keep them safe with a soft, padded surface beneath them.

7. Teach Your Kids New Skills

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Kids will soak up much of what you teach them, but you have to put in the time and the effort to help them learn new skills. Choose an activity, commit to a schedule and give your kids the one-on-one attention they deserve. Tip: Golf is a great game for kids to play since they learn important life skills like respect, confidence, setting goals and controlling their emotions.

8. Enjoy More Social Outings

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Whether you work from home or haven’t had a date night in forever, start 2017 with a social bang by enjoying more outings as a couple, with friends or with your family. Start with a few places you’d like to visit and schedule it out in your calendar. Tip: Check if your local community offers free events like concerts, carnivals or movie nights!

9. Play with Your Pets More

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Happy pet, no sweat! You can put a smile on your pup’s face by giving them the attention they deserve. Tip: Playtime is more enjoyable when they’re not covered in mud, so add artificial grass to your backyard or take them to a dog park with pet turf installed. Your pet, your home and your car will thank you!

10. Make Your House Your Dream Home

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Whether it’s adding a sparkling pool, a lush-looking landscape or a large custom golf green, you can transform your house into your dream home and become the envy of the neighborhood! Tip: Pick a project, set a budget and create a completion timeline before getting started.

Achieving your goals for 2017 is possible when you’re specific and realistic with your resolutions list. At SYNLawn, our goal is to help make your life easier by saving you money on maintenance, lowering your water bills and giving you time to do the things you love. To learn more about our residential and commercial artificial grass products for landscape, pet, play, roofdeck and golf, contact your local SYNLawn distributor.


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