New Year Resolutions That Are Worth Sticking To

by - 11/28/2017 09:36:00 PM

Ok, so it’s not even December yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin to think about the sort of start you want to 2018. New Year’s resolutions are renowned for their fickleness. We begin with good intentions and our quest to go to the gym more results in us heading to boxercise twice a week after work and venturing to spin class every Saturday morning throughout the whole of January. However, by the first week of February we’ve swapped the cardio for the candy and the fitness regime has gone to pot. However, you can make 2018 different and have some New Year’s resolutions that you can stick to.

Keep Fit

Everyone has at least one resolution that involves health or fitness. You might want to lose the extra few pounds that you put on over Christmas, or you might want to tone up and improve your endurance. The key aspect to sticking to this goal is to have a measurable aim. Don’t simply say you want to lose weight. How much do you want to lose? Four pounds? Ten pounds? Twenty pounds? By quantifying your goal, you’ll be able to see measurable impact which will motivate you to continue.

You also need to have a plan to demonstrate how you are going to achieve your resolution. Don’t assume that you have to head to the gym to get more exercise. You might want to spend more time outdoors and embark on a long walk every weekend. If you’re keen to stop smoking, you might want to consider using e cigarettes instead to cut out the tar and nasties rather than going cold turkey.  If you’re keen to cut down on your alcohol consumption, you might decide to limit your visit to the pub to just once a week. Formulating a plan will save you from floundering and succumbing to the temptation of a chocolate bar or tub of ice cream.

A Fresh Start

Often a resolution will represent a fresh start in some way or another. You may be keen to move house, find a new job or get a new hairstyle. The idea of reinvigorating ourselves in some way at the start of a new year is nothing original, and it can be the perfect excuse to try something different. If you’re keen to relocate or search for that elusive promotion, ensure that you start getting the ball rolling in the first week in January while you are enthusiastic.


All too often people make a resolution to find love. This is more of a wish than a resolution, but it’s a great aim all the same. Just remember not to put too much pressure on this goal. If you are forever hunting for love, you’ll lose sight of everything else that life has to offer. It’s ok to be on your own. Love will come along when you’re least expecting it.

The new year is the perfect time to consider where you are in life. As long as your New Year’s resolutions are measurable, purposeful and help you live your life to the fullest you should be able to stick to them and see your 2018 start as you mean to go on.

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