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A New Years Resolution !

A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.

There are a lot of origins surrounding New Year Resolutions one of them being

“The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus whom the month January is named”

A particular favourite is in the Medieval era, the knights took the “Peacock Vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry

Psychologists have found we're more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based.

Below are some of the most common New Year Health resolutions;

  • ·         Lose weight
  • ·         Quit smoking
  • ·         Get Active
  • ·         Drink less alcohol
  • ·         Eat more fruit and veg

Here are a few most common non-Health related resolutions;

  • ·         Spend more time with family and friends.
  • ·         Get out of Debt
  • ·         Learn Something New
  • ·         Help Others
  • ·         Get Organised

Whatever you chose as “a new thing in your life” there is plenty of help and encouragement to help you to achieve what you set out to do.

 Look for local clubs, and websites that can motivate you and keep you on track. Or start one up of your own!

Take up a resolution with a friend or member of the family, its always easier if you have someone taking that step with you.

Some people chose to make not having a new year’s resolutions their resolution!!!

We’ll check back in January to show our support to any of you who have decided to give it a go!

Our New Years Resolution is to continue offering the best service we can, and commit to all our patients to help them to "keep doing what they love"