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Thinking about a resolution…

How are the New Year resolutions going?  I would like to say I haven’t broken any of mine yet but as it stands, I haven’t even actually started any of them!

This year I have gone for the obvious ones – eat more healthily, drink less alcohol, exercise more and be more productive with my time (ie less TV and tablet and more quality time with family and friends).

Unfortunately, due to my usual over-buying of Christmas food, the pile of yummy chocolate treats for Christmas and the fact that a friend of mine has a January birthday that needs celebrating, I have not quite started the 2018 healthy lifestyle yet!! But I have thought about it…

Maybe just having good intentions is enough for now? I mean, when you think about it, it’s the wrong time of year to be making any major lifestyle changes: the weather is still bad, it is dark and cold in the mornings and early evenings, we are all feeling a bit grumpy after Christmas. Surely the summer is a better time to think about more exercise and healthy living?

New Year resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. According to YouGov, only a quarter of Brits managed to keep their resolutions in 2017. Astonishingly, nearly half of those who made pledges at the beginning of the year managed to last until May. I’m thinking maybe I won’t start mine until May and then I might make it to the end of the year.

A NewGov survey in December also revealed that only 21% of us were planning to make a resolution for 2018.

Oh well, I’m off to finish the mince pies.

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