New Year's Eve: Everyone should do without these resolutions


New Year's Eve
Everyone should refrain from these resolutions

New year, old resolutions?

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Often resolutions are thrown overboard shortly after the turn of the year. Everyone can save this one.

At the end of the year, many people review the past twelve months and plan something for the new year. But often they are the same resolutions as the year before, and the one before …

Away from social media

In the digital age, this resolution is becoming more and more popular. Quite a few people are fed up with social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Co. Too much data is disclosed, too much advertising appears in the timelines. But how many really dare to delete their accounts? Consuming content via social media is kind of fun. Maybe instead of a radical diet try digital detox? Deliberately not picking up the cell phone every five minutes, logging out of the social media accounts on the cell phone or even uninstalling the apps for a week. That can have a liberating effect.

More sport

Many have a bad conscience at the end of the year. The personal balance sheet makes it clear: too little exercise. That should change in January. For example, it is not uncommon for fitness studios in large cities to be overrun in the first few weeks of the new year. But after a few weeks the rush subsides again. Everyday life is back. If you want to do more sport, you should set up a long-term plan and not act rashly at the turn of the year.

Quit smoking

The classic for many smokers on New Year's Eve: Smoke diligently on New Year's Eve – as a fitting conclusion, so to speak – and then stop touching the smoldering stick from January 1st. Easy said, hard done. The smoke-free period at the beginning of the year often only lasts a few weeks or even days. If you want to quit smoking, you have to be convinced of it. The date shouldn't matter.