Let’s be honest we’ve all been burned by that New Year’s resolution we could not keep; whether it was the gym membership you still haven’t cancelled or those empty journal books you never got around to writing in. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that only 46% of people who make New Year’s resolutions were ever successful.
Not to worry if you are in the other half, 2020 will be your year because our team at Ettitude has come up with 5 easy ways to succeed in some of the most common New Year’s resolutions.
1. Better Sleep
Cotton bedsheets date back to 400BC so we think it’s time to change the sheets. These days many bedding fabrics have thermoregulatory capabilities that will regulate your body temperature while you sleep helping you get a deeper sleep. Our favourite is our Bamboo Lyocell range, better sleep is only a click away!
2. Read More Books
Try downloading an audiobook and listening to it on your commute to work. The average, one-way commute time is 26.1 minutes, which means it would only take two months to read the first game of thrones book and less than a year to read all five books.
3. Call mum
We could all give our mothers a friendly call a little more regularly so why not set a google calendar reminder. You could set them for the whole year all in one go.
4. Eat healthier
Anyone who listens to podcasts knows there are plenty of subscription meal boxes that offer healthy recipes and pre-measured ingredients. You could even try one out for a month and reuse the recipes for the rest of the year.
5. Drink less coffee
Did you know that a study in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that running 10 minutes up and down office stairs can give you a bigger energy boost than 1 can of energy drink or half a coffee? Maybe you won’t need that second coffee after all. Bonus: You will also get some exercise and avoid awkward water cooler conversations.