The New Year is almost here, which means we all have a fresh start and an opportunity to make our lives better than 2012. It’s time to write our New Year resolutions for 2013. Do you know what you want out of the New Year? If you’re not too sure, why not make one resolution to do something new every month? Just changing one thing a month can make a resolution easier to keep, but what to change? We’ve come up with a couple of ideas.
January: For one week say yes. Inspired by the Jim Carey film, Yes Man all you need to do is say yes, unless it goes against your morals or the law. Just to do it for one week and find out where it takes you.
February: Get that hair cut. We all have that one hairstyle that we love and admire, but are too scared to have done. Do it, hair grows back and if the hairstyle doesn’t suit you at least you can say that you’ve done it. On the upside, you could have the haircut of your dreams. You never know unless you give it a go.
March: Love chocolate, crisp or cheese? Give it up for a week; you never know you may discover another guilty pleasure.
April: Change your eye colour. Have you always wanted to know what you look like with blue eyes? Why not find out by wearing some coloured contact lenses? You can have a lot of fun with them. Play a trick on your family, friends and colleagues and see if they notice anything new with you.
May: Try a new sport out. If you’re tired of going to the gym or attending the same old yoga class, try something new. You may really enjoy it. It’s also a great way to meet new people.
June: Ask that guy out, what’s the worst that could happen? If he says no then at least you know and can move on, but if he says yes then you could end up on the date you’ve been thinking about for months. There’s no time to think ‘what if’ and ‘maybe’.
July: Skydive, or do something else that’s equally extreme and thrilling. It will be an experience you’ll never forget and an event that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
August: Travel somewhere you’ve never been before. It doesn’t have to be abroad it can be here in the UK. Britain has some wonderful places to visit. There is the Lake District, Cornwall and the Norfolk Broads among many other beautiful destinations.
September: Take up a cooking class. Learning something new always brings excitement, and just imagine how many fabulous diner parties you’ll host.
October: Discover a new style. Throughout our teens we experimented with fashion to find what our style is. However, discovering new fashion trends doesn’t have to end just because you’re not a teenager any more.
November: Give something back. Join a soup kitchen or a charity organisation for a month. You can feel a lot better in yourself for doing something good. There is nothing wrong with getting enjoyment out of helping others.
December: It is the one month that we gear everything we have to one special day, Christmas. This year, or perhaps next year, why not make your own presents? A gift that has been handmade with love is always well received.
These are, but a few of the things you can do to ensure you make the most of 2013 and make it a year you’ll never forget.