Top New Year’s Resolutions for a New You

The New Year is always a time for reflection and to start thinking about what you would like to do differently in the coming year. Many will make New Year’s resolutions with the intention of making a permanent change to an area of their lives. Deciding what to change in your life is no mean feat and something you might like to give some thought to before using the changing of the year to do something about it. Whilst there are many very individual and specific resolutions that can be made, there are also many that have become quite commonplace. Here are 5 of the top resolutions that people make at the turn of the year.

Get fit

Getting fit to lose weight, get stronger or just to feel a little more healthy is one of the most used resolutions across the world. If you decide to choose this path then you will more than likely be joining a gym, and hopefully embarking on a healthy eating diet too. If you don’t want to commit to a full membership from the off then you could take up something else, like swimming. You can buy inexpensive swimwear from George at ASDA and a pool session is much cheaper than a gym subscription, so this is definitely the thriftier option.

Quit smoking

Most smokers consider quitting smoking at this time of year, and at least some of them will try to give up for 2014. There are many health benefits to quitting as well as the financial saving, so of all the resolutions this is arguably the most beneficial immediately. If you struggle to quit cold turkey then consider patches or tablets to help you on your road to being smoke-free.

Beat debt

Debt is a blight on the lives of many, and no one wants to take it with them into a New Year. As such many will resolve that by the time the clock strikes midnight the following year, they will have lost the black cloud hovering over their head. Beating debt isn’t easy, but there are many people you can talk to who will help you come up with a solution that works for you.

Quality time

Spending quality time with friends and family is top of the list for many in 2014. These days people spend more time than ever at work and even less than ever doing things with the ones they love. Redress the work-life balance this New Year and resolve to do more of what you love, with those you care about. You’ll be much happier for this resolution, as will those around you.

Learn something

Another big promise people make to themselves in their resolutions is to learn a new skill. Some sign up for sewing lessons, others learn a language, and some go in for a complete career change. As each year passes it becomes apparent how quickly time moves, and that not nearly enough is achieved in a lifetime. A new skill or hobby is a great way to spend your spare time and make new friends at the same time as expanding your mind – a worthy resolution.

Whatever you resolve at midnight on the 31st December, make sure it is something you really intend to stick to, and that will make your life better in some way. Make a plan about how to action your promise and you will be more like to succeed in making 2014 the best yet. Happy New Year!

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