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10 Most Common New Year Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions; we have all made them and many of us have struggled to stick to them, but that is the fun isn’t it? Maybe you are looking for some inspiration for next year’s resolutions, or you are simply trying to carry on for another couple of months; here is some inspiration to help you through.

To quit smoking

This is one of those resolutions that you make every year and it never seems to quite happen. This may well be because it is potentially the hardest habit to break out of all those mentioned here. It is an addiction at the end of the day; hard to break but in this case it is very necessary as we all know how harmful smoking is to you and others around you. Turn to an electronic cigarette this year and pick up on the offers, such as the E Liquid offer from TABlites to keep you to the resolution.

To get fit

Oh yes, one that I have made many years in a row and I am sure countless of us have also made this one. There is never the perfect time to get fit – at the end of the day, we simply have to do it. Whether you want to start off by simply going for more walks in the fresh air, or you want to join a gym, either way now is the time to get those trainers out and get fit.

To get a better work/life balance

Over the past few years we have all been feeling the pressure of the work and life balance. Many of us have taken a pay cut, some have lost jobs and more of us have to work longer hours to keep up. This has led to an increase in the amount of us trying to find a happier balance between the two, placing this firmly in this list!

New year Resolutions

Give something back

Volunteering, signing petitions and doing more to help is a popular choice and rightly so. There is always time to give back to others and it doesn’t have to be grand gestures – sometimes it can be something as small as helping out a neighbour or babysitting for your friend. A popular choice because let’s face it, we all want to help others.

Save More Money

This is a given really, we all want to save more money so that we can have a little nest egg for the future. As life gets in the way, it can seem almost impossible to save a little money here and there, which is why many of us plan our saving routine at the beginning of January. Out of this list, this is the one resolution that with planning can be done with ease.

Cut Back on the Booze

Not easy to start this one over the Christmas period, but never the less it is still up there with the resolutions people are looking to make! Some people take this to the extreme of completely giving up the booze forever, whilst others simply want to cut back. Which you choose is down to you but it will make you happier and healthier in the long run.

Learn a New Skill

Short and sweet, many of us simply want to spend the next 12 months learning something new. The range of skills is endless; from a new language through to taking a course to learning cookery – there are thousands of skills to be picked from.

Travel the World

Who doesn’t want to travel the world, meet new people and explore the wonderful world that we live in? Well there is never a better time to start planning it than on January the 1st. From back packing around Indonesia though to travelling the length of America – the world is your oyster.

Get those Household Jobs Done

We all have those DIY jobs that we’ve been meaning to do for years but that have never done. New Year, fresh start at those niggling decorating jobs or even a total redecorating job!

Read a Book

A strange statement to make as we will all have a read a book at some point, but for many of us this is a serious resolution. It may be that you have a pile of books at home that you are desperately trying to get through, or you simply have one in mind on your wishlist. Well now is the time to open it up, get a cup of tea and enjoy a good story.

Written by Ayesha Khan

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