New Year Resolutions - Irish Rugby Tours

Once you’re done with your year-end reflection for the year that’s ending, it’s time to look forward to the year that’s about to start.  What will you write for the next chapter of your life?  Take the first step to make sure that it’s a good chapter by setting your New Year resolutions.

Fewer Calories

Well, let’s start with the one we say first.

There are many reasons why most of us should set a resolution of eating fewer calories. The most obvious reason is to lose weight. After all, carrying excess weight puts us at a greater risk of a whole range of serious health problems.

With all of the contradictory information out there on what to eat, sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do when you want to lose weight.  Just try to keep things simple.  When you decide to lose weight, just eat less.  If you gained weight in 2020, resolve to eat smaller portions in 2021.

Exercise & Play

Play is an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults.  In addition, it can make you more creative and productive.  Bring more play into your life by making it a New Year’s resolution.

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do: join a sports team; get a pedometer and take at least 10,000 steps a day.  Rise a little earlier in the morning and get a little stretch going or join a dance class.  Living a sedentary life dumbs you down, it makes it more likely that you’ll be overweight.

Increase Your IQ

New studies show that, contrary to popular belief, you can make yourself smarter.  For 2021, why not set the resolution to raise your IQ?  Enhancing your brain’s capacity to plan, reason, and solve problems is always a good thing.

Being smart has been linked to longevity. Again, studies show that smart people live longer.

Be Kinder To Yourself

You may not be able to control how kind other people are to you, but you can always control how kind you are to yourself.

This upcoming year, set the resolution to believe in yourself, respect yourself, and treat yourself well.  Whether it is new clothes, a holiday or something very small, tell yourself I deserve this.

Learn A New Skill & Become More Confident

What have you always wanted to learn to do?  Do you want to learn to play an instrument, drive, ski, act?  The possibilities are endless.  Take advantage of all of the information that exists out there on how to learn new skills quickly and reach the end of 2021 with a couple of new skills under your belt.

Confidence can be defined as your belief in your own abilities and in your capacity to get what you want.  In turn, the importance of confidence cannot be overstated.  Confident people are happier, more relaxed, more likely to take chances, and more likely to succeed.  Fortunately, there are ways to become more confident.

These include giving yourself credit for what you do, cultivating your inner advocate, and taking consistent action toward the achievement of your goals. Make 2021 the year your confidence soars.

Create a Positive Attitude

Having a positive attitude opens your mind to new possibilities, it makes you more resilient and it can even help you to live longer.  Greet the New Year with a smile and resolve to stay positive, no matter what happens.

That’s just a few ideas to be going on with,  have a happy fantastic New Year and hopefully when you look in the mirror the reflection you see will be the new you.