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The new year provides people with the chance to start fresh and make changes in their life. Be it personally, from a health perspective or surrounding work, there are many New Yearís resolutions that are made. However, it may not surprise you to know that the majority will already be broken.
Studies from Bupa in 2015 presented that 63% of people admitted that they failed, although previous research suggests it is closer to 90%. Whatís more, the majority fail within the first month. Either way, keeping your resolution can be hard, or itís often brought on by yourself by not setting a realistic target.
Here we will look at five of the most common New Yearís resolutions, and chances are youíve broken one of them already!
The new year seems the perfect opportunity to stop this expensive habit. Whether itís through a patch, taking inspiration from friends or just going cold turkey, there are several methods you can try.
Quitting smoking is notoriously tough, and even if you fail initially, itís worth sticking at it. The health benefits are widely known and it would benefit you at any stage of the year.
Spend less, save more
While Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, itís also very expensive! So, what better way to make up for that than by saving up in the new year? Once again though, itís easier said than done.
Yet, there are ways you can make little changes that add up. If youíve participated in ĎDry Januaryí you might already be counting the pennies. While, if you focus on spending exactly what you need, your savings will soon add up. Who knows, it might be enough to treat yourself to a summer break.
Learn a new instrument
From the piano or the violin, there are many instruments that weíd love to be able to play. You may want to pick something up that you played back in your school days or just go for something new altogether.
Whichever it is, thereís no excuse. Make time for yourself, search for a local teacher and develop yourself a new skill! It is one of the easiest to maintain, particularly once youíve started, as hopefully youíll be enjoying it.
Another popular one, and perhaps understandable. After all, Christmas involves plenty of socialising, drinking, eating and lots of chocolate! So, wanting to lose a few pounds is inevitable.
From ditching the car and walking to work, or cutting out snacks throughout the day, there are various small changes that could make a big difference. But, donít be too disheartened if you donít achieve instant results, it will benefit you in the long run.
Join the gym
Following on from that, many gyms have once again seen an increase in memberships in January as people look to change their lifestyle. Of course, it can be great. You will get to meet new people and obviously get yourself into better shape.
However, is it realistic? If you have kids to take to school and a hectic work schedule, getting to the local gym can be a real hassle. Therefore, instead of splashing out on new gym kit and running shoes, you may benefit more from a luxurious, comfortable Divan Bed.
Remember, sleep is vital to any healthy lifestyle, so seek total comfort. And, with the extra storage space you can de-clutter your bedroom. Itís a win-win.