New Year Resolutions

To be resolved to make to make New Year Resolutions you need to write them and make a plan. Remember you can set down your resolutions in one day but nothing really big and important gets accomplished in one day. Set yourself small but significant steps to achieve throughout the year.

 Here are a few you might like to consider

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

Spend more time with your partner and family. Make plans to meet up with friends and relations at least once a month. Work shouldn’t always come first!

If you’re single resolve to be as outgoing as possible, network and try to make new friends. Join in as many activities as you can to meet new people and who knows what may happen?

2. Get Fit

It’s that time of year again when many people resolve to improve their health. The problem is that most good intentions go by the board within a few weeks. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else: it reduces the risk of some cancers, helps you live longer, helps you to lose weight and maintain the loss, tones your body, enhances your mood, lowers blood pressure and it makes you look and feel better. Get advice on a healthy diet for you and just watch those excess pounds roll away.

4. Quit Smoking

If you have resolved to finally quit the habit there’s lot of help out there for you. Enrol on an NHS course or indeed any regular support classes. Throw your last packet of fags in the bin and resolve to keep away for a while from friends who still smoke. Enjoy the start of your smoke-free healthy life.

 5. Enjoy Life MoreEnjoy NOW

The present moment is the only real moment we will ever experience. So why waste it? Amidst regrets about the past and worries about the future the present moment goes by unnoticed most of the time. Worrying about something in the future is not going to make it better, and torturing yourself with regrets will not right a wrong. You have to move forward and learn lessons from past mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but clever people make sure that they never happen again. Don’t constantly plan for the future; plotting the day when somehow you will have the time to do everything you have ever wanted to do, when life will be so much better and happier than it is now. Life just passes by when you are wrapped up in the mythical future. Instead realise that now is all any of us will ever have. Make your wish list and resolve do as many wishes as possible as soon as possible!

6. Cut down on your Drinking

Learn to moderate your drinking – you know it makes sense. Too much alcohol reduces physical coordination and mental alertness; it can lead to poor decision making, unsteadiness, slurred speech, double vision, mood swings, unconsciousness and serious accidents. Long term high levels of alcohol can lead to a higher risk for heart disease, liver disease, circulation problems, peptic ulcers and brain damage. It is an addictive drug.

 7. Get Out of Debt

Spend this year sorting out your finances and resolve to try to be debt free by the end of the year. Talk to your bank manager and your creditors and get a handle on the situation. Write yourself a budget and determine to stick to it.

 8. Learn Something New

Whether you decide to master a new sport, a new skill or a new language you’ll find that learning is the most motivating New Year resolution to keep.

 9. Help Others

Help those closest to you and if you have the time there are many non profit organisations that could do with your assistance. If time is in short supply, maybe spend the odd hour or two turning out your clothing and any household items you no longer need and donate them to a charitable organisation that will put your possessions to good use.

10. Resolve to be more organised

Whether you want your home neat enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office tidy enough that you can find the stapler when you need it or you just want to know what you’re doing from one day to the next. Write lists of what needs to be done and choose a day this week to do something about it!