Here's To Success: New Year's Resolutions
The origin of New Year's resolutions
Multiple sources claim that the traditions of New Year's resolutions were first created by the ancient Babylonians during the festival of Akitu. This was a religious celebration during which there was the planting of new crops, the crowning of a new king and made promises to the Gods. It was believed that if they kept their promises they would be looked upon with favour by the Gods and that breaking them brought misfortune. The tradition continued and was popular amongst the ancient Romans, early Christians, knights in the Middle Ages and is still followed today. It is said that some 23 million Brits make New Year's resolutions every year but that only a quarter manage to keep them. Keep reading to find out how you can be in that top 25%!
Keeping your New Year's resolutions!
It's the end of the year and the time is right for two things in particular: partying, and making the balance of what you accomplished (or, inevitably, failed to accomplish) over the past twelve months. At least the first of these two things is, quite literally, a ball. It's Christmas, the one time in the year when you're not only allowed but actually encouraged to have fun, go to all the parties, feast on the fabulous food, indulge in all the drinking you want, put your feet up and relax, watch all the footy in the world, or else catch your favourite Santa flick. The bad news is, of course, that Christmas won't last forever. The good one is that this is precisely what the second of these things is good for. Because looking back to realise you had already failed at your New Year's resolutions just a few weeks into 2019 doesn't have to be all sad and gloomy. In fact, it's nothing if not a chance to recalibrate, make better sense of what your expectations this time around should be, and to draft a new plan of action, perhaps a cleverer or more realistic one, not only to keep you from drifting right back into the January blues but actually to bring happiness, good health and much success throughout the whole of 2022.
Funny and good New Year's resolutions
We all know the typical traditional resolutions people make every year but here at BravoVoucher, we like to think outside a box. We've put together a list of funny New Year's resolutions to get the ball rolling on unique promises to introduce this year.
- Only buy trousers with pockets (am I right ladies?)
- Actually get dressed for zoom calls and not just say my webcam isn't working
- Come to terms with the fact Daniel Craig is in his 50s
- Ensure to never take going outside for granted again
- Challenge myself to start and finish that craft project
- Get a haircut without feeling the need to make awkward conversation
- Resolve to wear sun cream every day
- Stop saying 'new year, new me' and unfriend anyone who does
Be the best version of yourself in the new year
When you're looking for New Year's resolutions ideas nothing makes more sense than making a commitment towards getting the best for and out of yourself. Nothing will help you achieve that more than leading a healthy lifestyle, that much is obvious. But past experience tells you for all your good intentions, there's simply no way you will achieve something as vague as getting fit or losing weight. Here's a tip on how to keep New Year's resolutions: make them as specific as you can, and above all keep them realistic.
Look, we're in this together, there are no two ways about it, which is why we're proposing a clear plan of action for you to follow in the days and weeks ahead. First of all, take a look at our food deals to help you get on your way towards a healthier diet. With our Waitrose New Year's resolutions discounts, Iceland deals and Ocado offers, you will go a long way towards bringing balance to your meals at a better price. Plus, with these Beelivery offers, there's no excuse to give up cooking that healthy meal because of a missing ingredient - you can get it delivered straight to your door in as little as 15 minutes! Minimal effort required! For those of us who want to eat healthier but don't have the cash to splash, pick up a Gousto offer and get fresh recipe boxes delivered to your home (these also make for tasty gifts). What's important when it comes to improving your diet, though? Well, many things are, but proteins, for instance, are key to developing strength and losing weight. So why not browse these amazing MyProtein New Year's discount codes or Muscle Food voucher codes and profit from some unbelievable offers?
Getting fit isn't just about eating well, though, change also comes about by backing that with a varied routine of physical activity. It sounds obvious, right? The more exercise you do, the fitter and healthier you're likely to be. So we're also giving you all of the New Year's sports discounts for men, women and kids so you find the motivation you need at bargain prices. Nothing spells motivation like a bit of fun, and in this time of year, all the fun is to be had outdoors, in the snow! Check out the selection of DC Shoes discount codes, Sports Direct vouchers, Nike deals, adidas offers and JD Sports promo codes we have and save big when you get your hands on the clothing and equipment to achieve your goals and sporting activities.
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano
It's true that just because someone's been saying the same thing for years and years it doesn't make it true, but in this case, we have to give the ancient Romans all the credit: nothing could be more true than the old saying, a healthy mind in a healthy body. So in your list of New Year's resolutions, you have to leave some room for your mind. Allow it to expand, feed it with new and enhancing material, give yourself time to reflect and to unwind, maybe adopting a new hobby, maybe retaking an old habit you have long disregarded.
Remember those days when you would sit through all of Sunday morning and most of the afternoon browsing the papers and commenting on any and everything all at once? Reading is, in any case, a great activity to free the mind and let your imagination loose. You could take a look at our books discounts for inspiration. Discover fantastic deals from The Works, The Book Depository discounts, Foyles offers and Books2Door voucher codes. Waterstones and Alibris also get an honourable mention. For those of us who have a long commute to work, audiobooks are a great option for those cramped tubes and buses. Pick up an Audible promo code to save on an already affordable subscription. or you could go straight to the source and check out the great Amazon sales available for this New Year's. After all, don't forget that the world's largest retailer started as, that's right, an online bookstore!
Whether you're looking for a recreational or an educational escape from reality, there's nothing to free the mind and take you away from your everyday routine like a trip to a fabled destination. With the selection of First Choice end of the year offers, Booking.com New Year deals and TUI discounts we have listed on our site, the temptation to get away from it all will almost certainly be too much to take. For even more fabulous choices of accommodation, we recommend checking out these Premier Inn offers or Travelodge New Year's specials and skip town for less. For those of us with the travel bug that want to explore on a budget, these Clink Hostels deals are a great option to see amazing cities without breaking the bank. And if you happen to be travelling from London, be it Heathrow or Gatwick, it's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the great New Year's deals for Park Via or National Express New Year discounts to make your journey that much cheaper. Take off in a hurry and save yourself money and worries by booking your parking place in advance with our advantageous coupons!
Save more and spend less
If there is one thing you have to do in 2022 that is being kind to yourself. Treat yourself better than ever and don't let anyone or anything get in the way towards your personal fulfilment. We understand that sometimes you have to do things on a budget, and being realistic about what you can and can't achieve this year is part of what is going to drive you towards success. That is why you cannot do without the comprehensive list of New Year's 2022 discount codes we have compiled for you. It literally makes no difference what it is you're looking for, there's hardly a chance in the world we haven't got a special discount listed for it.
If the thing you're most badly pining after is a beautiful dress to start the year in style, you could head to our Karen Millen discount codes section and browse the list of deals we have put together for you. Their collection is absolutely staggering but there's no reason why the price you pay for it should be so too. Other fantastic options for a wardrobe refresh for less are these SHEIN deals, ASOS promo codes, PrettyLittleThing New Year sales or Missguided promotions. If you prefer less formal styles, after all, if 2021 has taught us anything, it's that comfort is key, then check out these Foot Locker January sales and Footasylum special offers.
Else, if you're not so much concerned with the materialistic goods that cover your body but are rather more interested in the well-being of your skin and body instead, there's something for you too. Try the LOOKFANTASTIC end of the year sales and you'll see how easy saving can be when purchasing your body lotion, moisturiser or cleanser. Or you might be one of those people who can hardly hear there's a new gadget in the early stages of development because you already want to race to the stores and get it. Our electronics deals will make you feel like a child in a candy shop, and in particular, our G2A discounts on a huge range of products will make you salivate.
Fun facts about New Year's resolutions
We've uncovered some fun facts about New Year's resolutions and traditions that you may not have known that we thought we'd share:
- Traditions vary from culture to culture. For example, to bring good luck, in Spain, they eat 12 grapes, in Brazil, they throw white flowers into the ocean and in Italy, they wear red underwear.
- Resolutions to make changes around health and relationships/love are the most popular in the UK.
- More cars are stolen on New Year's Day than any other holiday!
- Apparently, roughly 30% of people don't make any New Year's resolutions as they know they won't keep them.
- BUT those who do are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals, so we'll leave you to decide if it's worthwhile or not!
Keep yourself at the forefront of your mind this time when you make your New Year's resolutions, and remember that no matter what it is you decide to go get, we are here to help you get it for less!
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