As we flip the page of a new calendar, the age-old question crops up: What will my resolution be this year? There are the usual suspects like hitting the gym or saving more money. But why not break free from the conventional? Consider unique resolutions for a fresh start to a fulfilling year.

1. Embrace Imperfection

In a world obsessed with perfection, make your resolution to embrace imperfection and the things that make us human. Let go of the unrealistic standards we can set for ourselves and others. Accept the beauty of flaws, relish the growth you can achieve through setbacks and don’t fear failure.

Explore our courses in personal effectiveness to help you on your journey to a growth mindset >

2. Cultivate Curiosity

Make a commitment to cultivate curiosity in the year ahead. Let curiosity guide you as you explore a new skill, dive into a subject you know nothing about or simply ask more questions. Curiosity can open doors to possibilities you are yet to consider.

Want to inspire curiosity? Get epicurious with a cooking class, stimulate the brain by learning a new language or join a walking tour to learn while exploring Melbourne.

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3. Technology Detox

In a digitally-driven era, consider designating days or times for a “tech detox”. Make an intentional effort to disconnect from your screens and devices and engage in real-life experiences. Rediscover the joy of face-to-face conversations, handwritten notes in a journal or turning physical pages in a book. Ditch your device, look up and be more present in each moment.

Want to meet new people and enjoy the beauty of a paperback novel? Join one of our book groups!

4. Random Acts of Kindness

Spread positivity by committing to a year of random acts of kindness. Give unexpected and handcrafted gifts. Leave an uplifting note of gratitude. Volunteer your time through service. Small acts can spark ripple effects of positivity and spread joy to many.

Try learning the art of floristry or jewellery-making for great handmade gifts. Or give someone the gift of learning with a CAE Gift Voucher!

5. Express your creativity

Studies have proven that creativity is a wellbeing booster. Flex your right-brain muscles through artistic expression. Put brush to canvas, needle to thread or pen to paper and tap into your imagination.

Want to try your hand at something different? Learn a traditional art form like Tao calligraphy, creating sculptures or amigurumi crocheting.


By choosing resolutions that are different to the norm, you set yourself up for a more exciting and fulfilling year. Say goodbye to the ordinary and welcome the extraordinary possibilities that unique resolutions can bring.

Here’s to a year of growth, discovery and embracing a beautifully unconventional path ahead!