It’s that time of the year again where it’s out with the old and in with the new – resolutions, we mean. We’ve compiled some of the most common new year’s resolutions as we ring in 2013. Happy 2013 everyone!
With holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas happening just days or weeks before the new year arrives, it’s only natural that most will vow to shed the holiday weight and get fit … after new year’s celebrations cease. Fitness clubs are probably in on this because most tend to offer deals and promotions on gym memberships in January.
2. Quit Smoking
Kicking this unhealthy habit has got to be the second most common new year’s resolution. Most smokers are completely aware of how harmful smoking can be to their health which is probably why they almost always resolve to quit once the new year arrives.
3. Learn Something New
The world is full of fascinating skills, languages and activities which is probably also why this particular new year’s resolution comes in third on the list. The best part about keeping to this new year’s resolution is that sense of accomplishment you get once you become a master of that particular skill, language or activity.
This resolution, more often than not, goes hand in hand with resolution #1. After all, losing weight comes not only from exercising but also with a healthy diet. That isn’t to say that you have to completely cut out any treats because you might just end up giving in to temptations even faster than if you’ve had allowed yourself a treat every now and then.
5. Get Out of Debt and Save Money
With December being a rather budget-unfriendly month – what with vacations and Christmas – most see a need to tighten their belts and make resolutions to better manage any existing debts. To ensure that you do stick to such a resolution, choose to make specific budget-friendly rules and cuts instead of unattainable ones.