New Year, New Me
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!