10 no-brainer New Year’s resolutions from the animals

Make 2021 your best year yet with inspiration from lives well-lived by dogs, cats, parrots, pigs and horses at Best Friends.
By Best Friends staff

Animals are experts at living in the moment and doing what makes them happiest. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? We looked to our animal friends for inspiration on this list of 10 no-brainer New Year’s resolutions, which are sure to bring peace and joy to your 2021.

10. Eat more veggies.

White rabbit eating a leaf of romaine lettuce

And look cute doing it, too.

9. Exercise more.

Person sitting in a yoga position holding a kitten in her lap

Yes, even sitting counts.

8. More hugs

Woman hugging a brown dog

No limits here.

7. More kisses

Woman and a miniature horse leaning over to kiss each other

All types of noses welcome.

6. Learn a new hobby.

Person painting while a black and white cat watches

It’s even more fun with a friend.

5. Learn a new language.

Heeler type dog wearing glasses and looking at a laptop computer

How do I say “more treats” in human?

4. Learn to swim.

Dog playing in the water in a blue kiddie pool

Find your own style and go for it.

3. Explore the great outdoors.

Smiling white pit bull type dog out on a hike on a red cliff

Outside is your best side.

2. Stay hydrated.

Duckling drinking from a pool with a person's hand tapping the water next to him

Start with little sips.

1.   More naps

Brown puppy sleeping upside-down next to a stuffed toy

It’s all about balance, right?

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