It’s January, it’s 2017, and this year has got to be better than last year, surely?! Presumably you’ve kicked off the year by cobbling together a list of goals that are either very vague or very specific, and by now, you’re already working out which you’ll abandon first.
However, here are three Fire Hazard-approved New Year’s Resolutions that we promise you won’t regret making. They’re not necessarily easy, but they’re definitely achievable.
#1 - Meet new people
Why is this so hard? People are EVERYWHERE. But talking to them, and making new friends, is absurdly difficult. If you’re in London, you can’t just start chatting to someone on the Victoria line, can you? One of the best ways to make some new connections is to go to an event, club or activity. Chances are, everyone will be in the same boat, and will actually welcome an impromptu conversation attempt. Which brings us neatly to…
#2 - Try something new
Amalgamate your goals. If there’s something you’d like to do, do it now. Don’t put it off any longer. Take a friend for support if you need to, but you’ll definitely make some new ones. Book a class, learn a skill, go to a new place.
#3 - Don’t be scared of fitness
You’ll notice we’ve not said “do more exercise!” Setting a goal like that is already making exercise into something scary and annoying, when it really doesn’t have to be. No, really. And we don’t mean it in that equally intimidating glowy gym fanatic way. Movement should be fun, not a chore. Dance more. Run more. Even just walk more! If your new activity seems like it might involve a little more fitness than you’re used to, don’t fret.
It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so if you make it to February, the rest of the year will be a breeze but don’t panic if not, because every month has more than 21 days in it, and you’ve got almost 12 of those this year, so keep at it.