New Year, New You: Three Things to Leave in 2017

It’s that time of the year! When millions of people all around the globe make their New Year’s resolutions. And we’re no different: As we step into this year’s festive season, we’re already considering what we (and you) want to change next year.

Whether it’s reducing stress levels, exercising more, or getting that dream job, we’re sure that you’ve been thinking about what you want to do next year too. Here are three things that we are going to address in 2018:

Stop Procrastinating

Okay, everyone puts things off sometimes. You, for instance, are reading this article when we’re sure you have something better to do. (Forget about us; go and do it.) But procrastination is more than that; it’s when you chronically avoid important tasks and deliberately look for distractions. So, in 2018, let’s spend less time Facebook and stop saying, “We’ll do it tomorrow.”

Do it now. Now!

Manage Money Effectively

You know when you take cash out of the machine and you see the dreaded words ‘Insufficient funds’?

It’s the worst. So how about we make a deal? Make this year different. Let’s be responsible. Let’s hold on to our money. Save it for special occasions. Give it (well, some of it) to charity.

If you want to be really practical, you can even get the bank to text you your balance every Monday morning so you know exactly how much you’ve spent in the past week. Yep, that’s a thing that they will do.

Be Less Stressed

Everyone knows that stress + you = bad health. You don’t need to take our word for it, there’s a whole litany of scientific evidence out there to suggest that.

But reader, we’re telling you that next year will be different; we’re going to avoid excessive social media, not getting enough sleep and not managing our time properly – all moves that have been proven to reduce stress.

Instead, we’re going to eat healthy, be mindful and make some attempts to exercise. And we think you should, too.

Please. We need the support.

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