Here are the top 5 resolutions that people made for 2017 according to a social survey.
Millions of people have committed to changing something for 2017, from losing weight to growing their bank accounts. Whether or not people will stick to their ‘new year, new me’ goals is a whole other story. iQuanti put together data from Google that showed the top resolutions in 2017. Let’s take a look.
5Spend Less, Save More
Overspending, something most people experience day after day.
The time of year where spending our entire wages on Christmas presents and work Christmas parties has finally come to an end, so it’s time to put that money somewhere.
This means that we can now continue to save, and stop spending money on unnecessary things. George S.Clayson in his best-selling book ‘The Richest Man In Babylon‘ teaches us a simple rule.
The rule is to save at least 10% of your income. He goes on to tell us that by living on 90% of our income rather than the full 100% our lifestyles will not change in the slightest.
New hobbies teach us new skills, we all need something away from errands, work, and the daily stresses of life, so a new hobby may give you some chill time and you may even find it therapeutic.
Whether it’s sports, music classes or collecting things, a new hobby will provide you with knowledge, skills and some relaxing time to recharge your batteries.
3Live Life To The Fullest
This is different for everyone. But we only live once, so whenever you can, smile, and make others smile.
Take time to appreciate little things, save up to visit that country or friend you’ve always wanted to go and see. Change jobs if you’re not happy, return to eduction, whatever happiness means to you, go out and find it.
An organised mind is an organised life.
Start thinking more clearly by going to sleep earlier, prepare your clothes or lunch for work the next day or actually read the agenda for your big meeting.
Studies show that if we clear out our ‘messy drawer’ (and we all have one…), our stress levels go down substantially!
The most popular New Year resolution is to get healthier. You might be starting a diet or choosing to workout more. Everyone is at a different stage in life. So choose the right balance for you.
A great start for improving health is to try and sleep more and drink more water. Doing both of these things will do wonders for your energy.
Other popular resolutions including travel and reading more. Both of these showed a decrease in people choosing these as resolutions.