Phew! Christmas is already a distant memory… decorations are packed back in their boxes and we’re all back to work already.  If you’re still recovering from the festive break and haven’t yet thought about 2017… don’t worry we’ve put together our Top 10 Resolutions to help give you a fresh start to the New Year!

  1. Join a gym

Joining a gym may give you the motivation which is much needed at this time of year, alternatively if you’d rather not have the commitment of paying a membership then why not join a local walking club or get together with a friend for a weekly cycle ride?

Healthy start...

  1. Eat healthier

So we’ve all eaten and drank more than we normally would this past few weeks, and now’s the time to eat healthier and feel fitter! This might just be drinking more water each day or cutting down on your mid-morning coffee and biscuit breaks.

 

  1. Spend less money

Think we can all relate to this resolution!

 Purse

  1. Quit alcohol or smoking

Cutting down or quitting completely is a great move towards an overall healthier lifestyle. Identify triggers , use substitutes and enlist the help of a friend or a support group to curb your cravings.

 

  1. Spend more time with the family

So we may be a little biased in suggesting this one, but have you given any thought to renting a large holiday house for an affordable family reunion… 🙂

Family time

  1. Gain a new qualification or learn a new language

Might be to help you get closer to that dream job or perhaps just about self-improvement and knowledge gain.

 

  1. Watch less TV

Easier said than done…but look no further than no.8 on our list to help you out with this one!

 Books

  1. Read more books

Give yourself some time out and read a book on your lunch break or in the evening before bed. Guaranteed to take your mind off any troublesome issues and with so many free e-books or if using a local library then its free entertainment!

 

  1. Swear less

Hmmm again…easier said than done but do your best and get a friend or work colleague to help you or introduce a swear jar. Something I’m trialling at the moment is pretending my 93 year old grandmother is always within earshot…

 

  1. Travel

This is top of so many peoples NY resolutions yet it doesn’t have to be expensive or even necessarily abroad, there may just be a part of the UK you’ve always wanted to visit such as the Lakes or the Highlands.

Sea View

2017 is looking to be an amazing year in the UK, packed with plenty of fab events and tourism campaigns so there’s no excuse not to book a holiday to look forward to as a reward for choosing to take on the mighty task of a New Years Resolution!

Scotland will be celebrating its Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and Wales is honouring 2017 as its Year of Legends. Visit England is also marking this year as its Year of Literary Heroes 2017 with key events such as the 125th Anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes publication and the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen.

The popular #OMGB (Oh My Great Britain) will also continue into 2017, celebrating Britain’s culture with its Home of Amazing Moments campaign raising awareness of the fantastic range of experiences & holidays available and encouraging visitors to engage directly with the campaign by uploading their own #OMGB moments on social media!

 

Happy New Year everybody!!