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Have You Thought Of A New Year Resolution Yet?

As 2015 draws to a close, perhaps you’re thinking about what you’d like to do differently next year. Whether it’s loosing weight, cutting the spending or simply eating a more varied diet, the day is approaching when new year’s resolutions are set.

According to a YouGov survey last December, 2015 was the year in which 63% of us planned to turn over a new leaf. Losing weight, getting fitter and eating more healthily topped our wish list, while 12% of us strove to achieve a healthier work-life balance. How many achieved their goals is unclear, but, if experience is anything to go by, there are good grounds to be pessimistic. Of those surveyed, 32% pointed out that their resolutions are usually broken by the end of January, while only 10% said they never break one.

New year’s resolutions have a long history. The Babylonians pledged to return borrowed objects and repay their debts at the start of each year, while the Romans kicked off January by making a vow to the god Janus (from whom the month takes its name).

I think for most people the main reason why new year’s resolutions fail is people being unrealistic. If you’re not doing any exercise and set yourself the goal of going to the gym five times a week for half an hour, you’re probably not going to achieve it.

“So what every your New Year Resolution is, make it realistic or don’t bother with one” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.

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