Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Saturday, December 31st, 2016


Each year millions of New Year’s resolutions are made and millions are broken as they’re usually a little too difficult to maintain past 31st January.

Healthy eating

After weeks of overindulging over the Christmas period, sales of healthy food and drinks increase as people vow to lose the extra weight by going on a diet.

Diets are usually about cutting out foods that contain sugar, fat, or carbohydrates and just aren’t sustainable over a long period of time and just make you feel miserable.

Instead of cutting out whole groups, try a more manageable option, like upping your intake of vegetables, or cutting back on one biscuit a day. Small changes won’t make you instantly thinner, but they will make a change in the long run.

Learn something new

At this time of year it’s common to try to learn a new skill, or hobby. This resolution is a great idea as hobbies increase our feelings of well-being and help to make us more rounded people.

Before spending lots of money on your new hobby, make sure that you like it first by borrowing equipment, or attending a lesson.

Write a book

They say that everyone has a book in them waiting to get out, but it’s just a matter of sitting down and actually getting everything on paper.

If you are keen to make 2017 the year that you write your first novel, make sure to break the process down into more manageable steps by setting targets for each month. If you don’t make your monthly goal, don’t give up, just make sure that you add a little bit extra to the months that follow.

Find love

Instead of the vague inclination to find a partner, try setting yourself a more specific list of goals. For example:

  • Sign up for online dating – Muddy Matches is free to join and it’s a very simple process.
  • Search for new members – New Year is the busiest time for people joining online dating sites, so there will be lots of new members to look through.
  • Update your profile – If you haven’t changed your profile text, or photo in months, make it your New Year’s resolution to do so.
  • Contact three people per week -This is a manageable number, but you may wish to contact more people if they catch your eye.

We have hundreds of blog posts with advice on all aspects of online dating and meeting in person that should help you along the way.