So it might be a little early to start thinking of New Year’s Resolutions and all the things that you would like to achieve in the coming year. We still have Christmas to enjoy and, well, 2016 isn’t over just yet, although I am sure more than a few people are wishing it would just end already.

Without taking away from the importance of the last few days of this year (and the fact that 2016 may have actually been a great year for some), it is important however, that if we want 2017 to be better in every way, shape and form than 2016, then we should probably start planning now and plan well.

New Year’s Resolutions, for those that are not sure as to what they are, are a promise to yourself as to what you would like to improve in your life. You think of what might be missing or lacking in your life and you vow that from the first day of the coming year you will start doing this activity and work towards a goal that you set for yourself.

Some popular New Year’s Resolutions include:

  • Exercise (either do more or start).
  • Lose weight.
  • Eat less junk food / Eat more healthily.
  • Stop drinking or smoking.
  • Spend more time with family and friends.
  • Travel
  • Learn something new.

While New Year’s Resolutions tend to start well, it is common for them to fall away during the year, very often in the first few weeks.

While you sit back and relax over the next week and a bit leading up to New Year’s Eve, take a moment to think of all the things you wanted to achieve in 2016 but just didn’t have the time to… or energy… or whatever it was that you chose as your excuse. Think on these things and make a concerted effort to try again or start with something new in 2017. It might be exercise, it might be being nicer to those around you, and it might even be learning a new language, English perhaps.

Whatever you choose, we wish you well and hope that you achieve the goals you set.