Ten new year’s resolutions to consider this yearFeature of the week
When the clock strikes midnight and New Year arrives, many people make pledges for the year ahead. Perhaps one of the most common is to lose weight and get in shape, but what other new year’s resolutions should you should consider for 2017?
Book a holiday
Getting back to the daily grind after a Christmas break can be difficult – especially when the cold weather hits. Booking a holiday is a great way of giving yourself something to look forward to – so make it your resolution to save up and treat yourself to some sun.
Move out of your parents’ home
If you’re still living at home like the other 3.3 million 20 to 34-year-olds, you may want to make it your resolution to save up for a mortgage – or reassess your finances and start renting.
Let’s face it – you probably had a little too much to eat this Christmas. Make it your aim to exercise more in 2017, either by joining the local gym or signing up for a boot camp.
Cut back on technology
With new figures suggesting that the average Brit spends 23 days a year on their phone, perhaps you’d like to spend 2017 technology-free. Limit yourself to technology and spend more time interacting with friends and family. It’s easier than you might think!
Learn to play an instrument
If you’ve always wanted to play an instrument but never found the time to learn, make it your goal for 2017. Whether you decide to learn to play the piano or the harmonica, there’s an instrument for everybody – and practising can help reduce stress and help you unwind.
Stop wasting time
One of the biggest barriers to achieving goals is wasting time – so make it your new year’s resolution to stop procrastinating and focus on being productive.
Meet new people
If you want to extend your social circle, consider joining a club or society in 2017. It’s easy to meet new people, find new friends and share experiences together.
Make more money
If you’re driven by financial success, consider making 2017 your year of earning more money. Whether that’s a promotion at work or taking on a second job, it’s easy to boost your income if you work hard and make sensible decisions.
Fall in love
If you’ve been single for a while, you may want to consider making love your resolution. Signing up to a dating website such as Tinder is a great way to begin, or you could ask for your friends and family to set you up with somebody they think you’d like to meet.
Become more organised
Organisation is key to a happy and stress-free lifestyle. You may decide to spend more time planning your day, preparing meals in advance and keeping a diary to ensure you don’t miss any important dates like anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations.
There you have it – ten new year’s resolutions you should consider for the year ahead. The more motivated and dedicated you are toward your resolution, the more likely you are to succeed. Whatever you choose to pledge for 2017, good luck!
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