New Year, New Me

Friday - - Editor’s Letter - Karen Pasquali Jones, Ed­i­tor kpasqual­i­

Ev­ery year I make the same res­o­lu­tions – to diet, get fit and save money – and by just around now I’ve been tempted by a dough­nut, slept through my alarm so missed a gym class, and splurged on a new hand­bag in the sales. So far, so pre­dictable. Sadly, I’m not alone.

Mil­lions of peo­ple make and then break their New Year’s res­o­lu­tions ev­ery year, so we end up over­weight, un­healthy and with­out any sav­ings. Luck­ily, we’ve tracked down the ex­perts who can give us and our res­o­lu­tions some stick­ing power. As our fea­ture on page 28 re­veals, stay­ing on track with our goals comes down to a few sim­ple steps – namely mak­ing a well-thought out (re­al­is­tic) plan and vi­su­al­is­ing suc­cess.

So in­stead of over­com­mit­ting my­self to a daily work­out – which will last for about a week – it’s bet­ter to say I’ll go to the gym three times a week and imag­ine step­ping on the scales after a month to see the re­sults.

As for my money woes, they could all be a thing of the past if I find out what kind of spender I am on page 32 (I would def­i­nitely say I’m Ms Risky, so there’s a lot of work to be done!) and then follow the top tips. If it means there’s some­thing left in my bank ac­count at the end of each month, I’ll be happy.

Let me know how you all get on with your res­o­lu­tions. Happy New Year!

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