Resolutions

Are you ready to choose pain?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So it's that time of the year again - or more specifically a new year again - and we all have a tendency to think about what we want to make happen, what we want to prioritise and very often key things we want to improve or change.

Being Fit Shouldn't Mean Being Smug

Laura Potter | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Potter

Nobody was born at the gym. We all make a decision to be - or get - fit, and we all probably had some help and encouragement along to way to make it a habit. What we probably didn't have, or didn't have enough of to put us off, was a whole load of tutting and eye rolling at our mere presence.

If I Can Keep My Running Resolutions, So Can You

Jackie Scully | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Already tempted to tuck away your trainers in time for 2017's resolution attempts? Then spare a thought for the thousands of people braving those dark January mornings - and even darker nights - as they prepare themselves for what is, for many, the ultimate running challenge: the London Marathon. I never thought I'd be one of them.

Five Reasons Why Volunteering Should Be on Your New Year's Resolution List

Usaama Kaweesa | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Usaama Kaweesa

I know, I know, resolutions can sometimes feel a bit tired, but they can still be useful. At the start of 2015, I knew I wanted to volunteer, so I set myself some ambitious goals to make a difference by volunteering my time. By the summer, I had left the UK to work side-by-side with local volunteers in Uganda on international development projects with Restless Development.

What Defines Success?

Luke Cameron | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, up until recently, I thought that this was success. Working long hours and enjoying the ever-shortening weekends, to live for the end of the month only to spend most of my money in the first few days and then wait all over again.

Post-Holiday September Resolutions - Eight Small Steps to Become a Better Person and Help Change the World

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

September's here and we're gradually returning from summer holidays refreshed and energised, with renewed motivation and enthusiasm for life! September is also traditionally a month for change, as the new academic year begins, as many people move city to start new jobs / degrees, and as the job market floods with new opportunities.

Season's Change: My Top Tips on Owning Autumn

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

It's hard to ignore the Back to School signs in the shop windows, the dust in the streets, the yellowing of the leaves and the shift in the air as the days get shorter. Programmed by my own years at school, then again as a teacher and parent, I can never escape the rhythm of the academic year.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

New Year's Resolutions: Don't Feel a Failure

Karen Pine | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

The brain is the ultimate habit machine. Your life has unknowingly been sent down a set of rails, and your cunning brain switched to autopilot. Making changes means seizing back control. To do this you have to shake up those old habits and routines, take new routes.

Top 3 New Year's Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

Bev James | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Bev James

At this time of year, as well as your physical condition, it's also a good time to look at what shape your business is in and where it will end up if you stay on the current course.

Why You Won't Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Andy Gibson | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Gibson

Resolutions essentially come into the category of goal-setting. We often make them for things that we have been putting off, such as learning a language or quitting smoking. Quite often they are things for which we have a long-term incentive, like our health or our career prospects, but no reason to do it right now

A Radical, Collective Resolution for 2015

Deborah Quibell | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

We are just about one week into 2015 - a new cycle has begun, and is pregnant with potential. I enjoy the (perceived) clean slate that comes with each new year. It compartmentalizes our existence into meaningful increments, into manageable time frames that help us to cope with the turbulence of life.

Why Discarding New Year Resolutions Will Let You Start 2015 On a High

James Brinsford | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Brinsford

So I am going for it this year. Every morning will be welcomed with open arms and the previous day's downers will be consigned to the past. Of course I will starting running. Of course I will go on a diet but this will not be because it's a resolution, it is because I want to do it so that I finish the year feeling like a better person than I started (and be able to tie my shoe laces again).

Being Grateful for What You Have This Christmas - How to Avoid the Post Christmas Emotional Crash

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I've experienced some really shitty moments in my own life, and it's this time of year where I'm usually reminded - not because of any specific event that occurred during this festive period, but because of the over indulgence that usually happens within the following weeks.

Ways to Start Afresh, Four Questions to Ask Yourself

Susan Leigh | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

If we're really looking to get rid of the old and commit to new focus, attitudes, and quality of life it's important to filter out the physical and mental clutter of our lives, to look beyond the things that keep us stuck, bogged down and tied to negative situations or feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed.

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Cat Williams | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

During February we can often feel low, the weather is dreadful and Spring might feel a long way away. What is the secret of feeling calmer and happier despite the trials of this time of year?

Become a Mind Gardener

Adrian Kirk | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

Looking out of my window today, the sun is shining and the air is still. You wouldn't think it was January in England; but it is. I can hear birds singing and can see my neighbour out in her garden pulling up weeds and trimming branches.

New Year Conservation Resolutions

Frontier | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Frontier

Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!

Genealogy and New Years: Some Commonsense Suggestions for Us All

Scott Phillips | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Rather than suggesting resolutions here, I am going to offer some commonsense suggestions that will, I believe, help make your family history and genealogy efforts more effective and successful

No Resolutions For Me!

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

So this year instead of listing my resolutions I am going to risk beginning 2014 without the structure of promises made to myself. Instead, I will share the wisdom which has buoyed my life and lit my path since it was revealed to me because I have learned that there is an optional way to look at ageing.

Fashion Resolutions for 2013

Josie Sampson | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Style
Josie Sampson

So, how about making this the year that you turn your attentions to your style and give your wardrobe a makeover? Here we bring you our top fashion resolutions to kick off 2013.

How to Make (And Keep) New Year's Resolutions

Danielle Collins | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Collins

The key to sticking with your New Year's resolutions is to take small steps. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure that this year is the one where you achieve your goals.

Ditching the Detox

James Emtage | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

I'm not detoxing this year. In fact I'm happily tucking in to the cheeseboard that others now refuse. See, I kind of did my time in the world of detoxing a couple of summers ago, and we are talking serious detoxing here.

How to Succeed as a Writer Before the World Ends in 2012

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

What follows are not New Year's resolutions, they are a writer's determinations which happen to be made at this time of year.

Are You Looking Forward to 2012?

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Let's try this 31 Dec to affirm the New Year, not through wild unrealistic plans but through simple dreams. Let's avoid bringing in the negative baggage of 2011. And if the year 2012 is the end of the world let's make it a truly brilliant one.