Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Resolutions

It’s the 31st December, you are getting ready for the New Years Eve party. What resolutions have you resolved to make?

What resolutions did you make last year and fail miserably at?

Did you know that by the 1st week of January upwards of 50% of New Years Resolutions are already broken and the by the 3rd week 90% and by February that figure is up to 97%


The top New Years Resolutions that are broken are:-
1. Lose Weight
2. Lose the Debt
3. Save Money
4. Get a Better Job
5. Get Fit
6. Drink Less Alcohol
7. Quit Smoking
8. Learn Something New

Do any of these sound familiar – I know some do to me

Let’s change the statistics and see what we can do to change the outlook!

1. Choose things that ARE obtainable. It is unlikely you will look like Wonder Woman or Superman in 2 weeks – it takes years to achieve anything even remotely like that! Settle for something a little more attainable like no muffin top!
2. Don’t be too hard on yourself, IF you don’t achieve fantastic results in the first week. A good habit takes 6 months to infiltrate your life, it takes time.
3. Remember a smaller task is easier to achieve that one big one, treat any New Years Resolution, the same way you would achieve a goal at work/school. Break it down.
4. Get a friend to join you – it could be fun and you can give each other a boost along the way
5. Don’t go making too many promises – too many almost always creates a sense of failure.
6. Choose a few well-intentioned and achievable results.

Good luck!


  1. Excellent advice! Though, if you've seen my profile pic, I do already look like Wonderwoman. In a nerdy, muffin-topped, comic-book convention kind of way...

  2. I like nerdy, muffin-topped, comic-book convention kind of way... they remind me - so much of myself!

    Thanks for the comments knitwit!

    I watch your blog - and love it thoroughly!

  3. Don't be too hard on yourself is one I particularly like. I shall follow it this year.

  4. Andrew - I completely agree - as long as lifeis good and our health the same- there is no need to be too hard on yourself

    Happy new year to all!