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5 New Year's resolutions you need to know

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5 New Year's resolutions you need to know

A new year, a new you, or so the saying goes. But will you be able to achieve whatever goals you might have without a little bit of guidance? We’ve assembled our top list of things that you are actually able to achieve in just a year right here. All it takes is a lot of willpower and a little bit of flexibility. Here’s our big list of new year’s resolutions that you’ll actually be able to stick to.

Start saving up little by little.

Never got around to making some savings? Starting now, you will be able to open up a 365 Budgeting account on your U Account, which puts aside a set amount of money every day, so you are able to save something every single day of the year. Eventually, you will have over £600 in your account at the end of the year. This will allow you to then be able to ensure that you have a decent little nest egg and a little bit more money in the bank to start a little rainy day fund!

Start eating healthier

We could all afford to live our lives a little bit healthier. A great way to kickstart yourself this year would be to start spending more time in the veg section of the supermarket. Fresh produce can often be gotten for pretty cheap, with the bulk of the costs of starting out to eat healthier being on herbs and spices. Once you have the essentials, then, all you need to do is to start to take a look at what healthier food you’d like to cook and ensure you have a fistful of each food group on your plate.

Pick up a new hobby

One way to fulfil yourself and enrich your life would be to pick up a hobby. Hobbies do not need to be expensive either, it could be just busting out some pencils and starting to sketch your surroundings. It could potentially be to get that guitar you played as a teen out of the loft again. Whatever it is that you choose, make sure that you are dedicating at least a few hours a day to it, and you will then be able to eventually put yourself in a “flow”- a bit of a meditative state where you just concentrate on the particular thing that you’re doing and feel your stress slip away.

No more procrastinating

We all do it at some point or another, but ending your procrastination habits can lead to leading a much healthier and productive lifestyle. You should be able to set reminders on your phone to do things or allot a certain amount of time each day to a particular task that you have been putting off. Not only does this make you get up and do something, but it also helps to develop better habits to get things out of the way.

Change up your sleeping schedule

Snuggling up in bed is easy, getting up early is hard, and even more difficult during the winter. Why not adjust your sleeping patterns to get up earlier, that way, you’ll often find that you have more time in the mornings to have a few hours of whatever you want before the day starts in earnest. The downside to this is that you might not be staying up as late, of course. Just remember, to stay healthy, make sure you are getting as much sleep as possible. The recommended amount for adults is between 7-9 hours a night.