New Years Resolutions
Some of my latest informal research has found these as the top rating New Year’s resolutions in Australia.
This resolution involves vowing to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends. Work shouldn’t always come first! I enjoy the old saying, “No one who finds out that they have limited time to live wishes they had spent more time at work.”
Getting fit, or at least scheduling in regular exercise into each day helps the mind and the body. Don’t make unrealistic goals, but schedule it in and commit to a sensible and sustainable regime.
3. Lose Weight
Whilst getting fit is a good start to a healthy lifestyle, you also must watch what you eat to ensure you are at a healthy weight. If you feel good and look good, it’s a good start to a happy life.
4. Quit Smoking
If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life!
Given the hectic and stressful lifestyles trying to have a work/home life balance, no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. Everyone has their own activities that will help them enjoy life more, it could be playing or watching sport, doing more with the kids, travel, taking up a hobby. Find out what gives you enjoyment and ensure to schedule that in as well.
While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking.
Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? If you are lucky enough to have a good job, it may be a good time to reduce your debt and consolidate.
Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language, learn some new skills for work or recreation. Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep.
9. Help Others
A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at local tourism venues, help with sporting events for your kids, or help with a special skill you have, volunteering can be very rewarding. Or if your time is really in short supply, maybe you can at least find it in you to donate money or furniture, clothing and other household items that you no longer need.
10. Get Organised
On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organisation can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organised enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life. It may be just cleaning out wardrobes or cupboards. A recent clean out of my wardrobe was very cleansing.
My New Year’s resolution is to be more considerate of others. What’s yours?
So whatever it is you decide as your New Year’s resolution(s) for 2014, best wishes and good luck from Hall of Fame Marketing, Bendigo.
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