Resolutions – New Year New Me

The benefits of New Year’s Resolutions


It’s the beginning of January. This is the time of year when we make our New Year’s resolutions. Every year we make resolutions and every year we break those same resolutions. Let’s look at the benefits of making and most importantly keeping these New Year’s resolutions.   We will look at some of the most common and healthiest resolutions.  Let’s now look at the most common New Year’s resolutions and how we can achieve these goals.


Lose weight


Losing weight is by far the most common resolution. This particular resolution accounts for approximately 25% all New Year’s resolutions. People feel this is the perfect time of the year to revamp their diet.  Many of us find it difficult to keep the enthusiasm months down the road. We can easily slip back to our old habits, such as eating junk food and eating whenever we want.


Here are some fun and interesting ways to maintain weight loss.


  • Healthy Food Resolutions Eat a wide variety of foods.
  •   Mix your diet up.
  •   Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
  • Reduce your food portions
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat regularly
  • Purchase organic healthy foods  from local sources  Castleruddery Organic Farm



Quit smoking


Smoking is one of the most dangerous habits to have. Smoking is so harmful to your health, it accounts for the death of millions of people annually. Smoking rots your teeth, leaves your cloths smelling like an ashtray and is very expensive. Why on earth would anyone smoke? The answer to this is that smoking is extremely addictive.  Nicotine withdrawals may give you headaches and affect your mood. One thing to consider when quitting smoking is nicotine replacement therapy. Studies show that nicotine gum and lozenges can increase your chances of quitting smoking for good. Quitting smoking may be one of the most difficult tasks you encounter. When times get tough and cravings are high, lean on your loved ones for support. Their guidance may be just the thing you need to get you through that tough patch.





Save money

Improving finances could be a game changing resolution. This year make better financial decisions and watch your stock rise.  Here are some tips and techniques to help you save money this year.

money resolution

  • Eat out less often
  • Stop paying for unused subscriptions
  • Shop around
  • Stop shopping for entertainment
  • Do online surveys- why not do some online surveys for some extra cash
  • Stick to your budget




Many of you won’t be surprised to know that over 50% of us fail to maintain our resolutions.  It can be difficult to maintain the enthusiasm that the New Year brings. When we fail to maintain our resolutions most get despondent and give up. Something we need to acknowledge is that breaking these resolutions is a big part of maintaining them. That may sound contradictory, however if we can acknowledge that we may and most likely will fail from time to time, this may allow us to regain our optimism and keep going. So for those of us who make and break resolutions, don’t be despondent and try again. The most important thing is that you encourage yourself when it comes to maintaining resolutions.  Keep going and stay strong