Well, Fairies, another year is coming to an end, and another is about to begin. Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition that has been honoured worldwide, and signals hope for a better future, particularly when the year being left behind has been a tough one.
You can do this, Fairies! Here are our top 10 New Year’s resolutions!
This is probably the most popular resolution! Switching to a healthier diet can be incredibly tricky when we are surrounded by cheap junk food. However, with a good amount of determination and some basic tips, you can slowly develop healthier eating habits. Some of these include learning to control emotional eating, following healthy diets rather than restrictive fad diets, and research yummy and nutritious recipes!
Whether you are trying to lose weight, or tone your body, exercise goes hand-in-hand with a healthy diet. While it is quite easy to start an exercise and diet program, it is extremely tricky to find the one that will give you steady results and be easy to stick to in the long run. Hit up your local gym, go on a scenic walk, or even join a dance class. These are all fun forms of exercise that will make sure you stay on track!
Oh Fairies, we’re all guilty of this one… If you are not the most organised of the bunch, and tend to stress like crazy, join the club! The biggest barrier that keeps most people from reaching their goals is the desire to relax and do something fun instead of working hard. Once you get used to procrastinating it can be very difficult to snap yourself out of it, so you’ll need to put in a lot of work to change this bad habit. Buying a planner or writing down a to-do list every morning, is an easy way to maintain organisation!
Earn More Money
If you are on the lookout for an opportunity that will make for some extra income, you are not alone! Even billionaires are always looking for ways to earn more money, and we common folk can definitely use an additional source of income to make life a bit more comfortable. If you’re struggling to find your next hustle, just look around you! Is there a secret talent you have, a passion, or even a business opportunity you’ve been postponing for years? Jump on it, Fairies!
They say that stress is one of the biggest killers out there, and it can have a destructive effect on your relationships as well as your health. It may be an unavoidable side effect of our hectic modern lifestyles, but it can be effectively managed with the help of useful, unconventional and easy to practice tricks for stress management. Meditation, reading, and even the occasional nap time, can make for a major point of difference, Fairies
Get More Sleep
While it may sound ridiculous, we find that this is a massive issue for modern society. With TV insertions in bedrooms, constantly buzzing smartphones, and laptops with 150 unread emails, it can be hard to get enough sleep at night. A proper night’s sleep is supposed to last eight (whole!) hours! Shockingly enough, it is so very rare for individuals to actually fulfil that requirement. Switch off devices after a particular time, grab a book and a cup of tea, or simply make small lifestyle changes that will guarantee a longer snooze!
Spend More Time With The People That Matter
Today’s busy lifestyles leave little room for the maintenance of healthy relationships with those most important to you. Work schedules and dysfunctional lifestyles are often instigators of relationship breakdowns, that can prove irreparable at times. This year, try put aside your emails, and swap them for quality time with your significant other, your parents, or your childhood best friend that you wish you could see more often.
Start Saving Money
Ahhh Fairies, we know that the new designer bag you have had your eyes on for your past three pay checks is giving you nightmares every night… But this year, try and focus more on long term goals that can be achieved with some smart and easy money-saving. Open up a new account, and set aside some funds for rainy-days, holidays, or even investments! Once you get the hang of it, it will become routine, and before you know it, your online piggy bank will be ready to pop!
Learn A New Language
We absolutely love this resolution! While learning French can come in handy for your next European getaway, becoming bilingual has been scientifically proven to assist with illnesses associated with brain-deterioration, such as Alzheimer’s! Additionally, adding a new skill on your resumé is sure to impress future employers. Get started by taking an online course, or even browsing through the vast selection of free applications on your phone!
Learn How To Defend Yourself
Fairies, this is an important one! Being safe and healthy comes before all else, and in this case, all ladies should be able to ensure their own safety, and the safety of those you love. So, what are you waiting for? Join your local self defence class or even watch some online tutorials. You’ll thank us for it.