Top New Year’s resolutions to take up to make 2022 a better year for you

It’s officially January the 1st and that means out with the old and in with the new, and to make sure 2022 is better than 2021 here’s a round-up of the top resolutions to carry on into the year.

New year’s resolutions are a Western tradition where folk decide good practices to focus on for the year ahead, which typically revolve around eating better, spending less, and exercising more.

A common one is to stop drinking or to get in shape, which leads to January gym rushes around the country – although this typically dies down after about six weeks.

Here we’ve gathered three top resolutions to try, that could help you live your best life – if you can stick to them for long enough.

A poll by YouGov showed that doing exercise and improving fitness looks set to be the most popular resolution this year, with 46 per cent of men and 51 of women making the pledge.

There are a multitude of ways to get in shape, and Coach Mag has a series of tips that will help you on your way.

They say that you should try three new activities, commit to eating five fruit and veg a day, track your alcohol intake, join in a Parkrun, and commit to an adventure – among other tips.

Save Money

Christmas can be a costly time of year, and the way 2021 went it would be understandable if you splurged a bit more than normal at the end of the year.

Speaking to Global News, personal finance expert Melissa Leong suggested a January ‘spending freeze’, describing is a ‘like a cleanse’ for the wallet.

She said: “You’re resetting your habits so that you can figure out what you truly value and maybe start some new habits going forward.”

Be Happy

The past two years have been tough for many so maybe a mindful new year would be beneficial, and many people will be looking for resolutions that will make them happier in the new year.

The Priory Group have shared a list of tips to practice to look after your mental health, and they’re so simple you could start doing them today.

From looking after yourself physically to limiting alcohol intake, getting outside to practising self-care, and possibly their best tip – Stop being so hard on yourself.

By following their steps, it couldn’t be simpler to start looking after your mental wellbeing in an effort to make sure that 2022 is better than 2021.