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Make it the new year you want

The start of a new year is here, and along with it, the looming spectre of New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you like making big changes, seeing it as a chance to start afresh with a clean slate. Or maybe you’re more like Aesop’s turtle, with more of a “slow and steady wins the race” vibe. However you’re choosing to approach 2024, we’ve gathered our New Year’s resolutions greatest hits to share some wise words to guide you along the path.

Going global
If your goal is overall better health, you might find these 4 resolutions for your health helpful. Gain inspiration for easily achievable health goals and start building toward bigger goals. Even small changes can have a big impact.

Thinking big?
Have you got big plans for 2024? A new physical activity you want to take up, a certain pair of pants you’d really like to be able to wear again? Planning ahead can help you make your New Year’s resolutions stick. Check out this post for five ways to set yourself up for success and one good reason to make the effort.

Whatever your goals, make eating sensibly one of them…but don’t go all-in on a new diet. In fact, ditching the diet is one New Year’s resolution that we can all get behind. In fact, research shows that diets don’t work. The keys to successful weight loss include a focus on eating well, rather than eating less, eating only when you’re hungry, and moving more – even small bouts of movement count.

Thinking small
If you’re a fan of micromovements, you might appreciate Think Small: five reasons small changes make the best New Year’s resolutions. Learn all about how making small, incremental changes with more easily achievable goals is a surefire way to ensure success and build momentum toward better health.

One way of identifying small changes and making them work for you is to harness the power of habits. Check out this blog post if you want to gain three easy tips to help yourself build new, healthy habits – things like building more movement into your day, eating healthier snacks, or even just remembering to floss regularly. This post shares key learnings from the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg to help you build structure around your resolutions.

Not feeling it?
That’s OK – you’re great just the way you are. If 2023 was A Lot, getting through Christmas took everything you’ve got, and you’re not interested in making resolutions for 2024, that’s totally fine. Feel free to crack open that tin of Quality Street and forget about New Year’s resolutions entirely.

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