As the New Year approaches, attentions are once again turning to resolutions; and whether you’re looking to make improvements in your work life, personal life, health or hobbies, one thing’s for certain – January is the perfect time to make a new start.
For those of us lucky enough to take a break this festive season, the rest and relaxation will rejuvenate our minds and bodies; putting us in the perfect frame of mind to break old habits, try new things and make a fresh start.
A recent poll carried out by the Daily Mail suggests that the top three resolutions among Brits revolve around health; a surprising statistic when you take into account the fact that 23% of the UK population are obese.
Resolving to lose weight topped the poll, while getting fit and eating healthier took second and third position. Other resolutions to make the top 10 included saving more money, spending more time with friends and family, and trying new experiences.
Unfortunately, and despite our best intentions, many of our resolutions will have been forgotten by the time February comes around. Experts suggest that this could be because we simply aren’t specific enough about what we’re trying to achieve.
Instead of saying: “I want to lose weight this year”, say: “I want to lose 2 stone in 6 months”; you’ll be surprised by how drastically your chances of seeing out your resolutions improve if you set a measurable target.