With each passing year, it is traditional for people to make a New Year’s resolution to better themselves. However, as many as 92 per cent of people fail to achieve these New Year’s resolutions.
So, what are the 10 worst resolutions to make, why they are likely to fail, and what can be done to ensure you achieve your goals for the new year. We take a look at the worst New Year’s resolutions around.
Vowing to go on a diet in the new year is one of the most cliched resolutions, so it’s no wonder many people fail.
If the leftover mince pies and choccies aren’t enough to overthrow willpower, the gloomy depths of winter definitely will and depriving yourself over the coldest months will only lead to more heartache.
If your aim is to shed the pounds, decide when’s best to start, and prepare for it first; plan healthy meals and avoid fad diets, find a jogging buddy and, most importantly, make sure the mince pies are polished off beforehand.
Going to a Gym
Along with dieting, joining a gym is a popular choice for people wanting to get fit and healthy post the festive period.
51 percent of New Year’s resolutions made in Britain are to improve health and fitness and you don’t have to fork out for an expensive gym membership or face dragging yourself out of the home to achieve this.
Creating your own fitness regime from using everyday items such as food tins and water bottles mean you can get fit and healthy without having to even step inside the dreaded gym.
Catch up on Television
If the drama series has passed you by or if you’re a user of Netflix, you’re not alone. Many of us actually resolve to watch more television in the new year as it is the perfect time to break open those box sets.
Committing yourself to a series or two will keep you up to date with the latest episodes, and in turn, it will help keep the conversation flowing in the office.
However, that comfy couch is a slippery slope and it’s probably better you switch the television off at least 8 hours before that important meeting on Monday.
Opting to travel more is likely to end in disappointment if you only get two weeks of work annually and already two of those days are already taken up by dentist appointments and Grandma’s birthday meal.
If it turns out that is not the year to go on a world adventure, there are plenty of exciting destinations in the UK that are worth a visit, offering a wealth of fresh air and cultural experiences at a fraction of the time and cost it would take to go trotting around the globe.
Being responsible with money and putting it away for a rainy day is a common resolution at the new year – trouble is, every day is ‘rainy’ it seems.
Dreary weather, an unstable economy and an uncertain political outlook mean that more and more people are being tempted to dip into their savings all to get a bit more joy out of life.