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Lose Weight, More Family Time:  Does It Sound Familiar To You?

Lose Weight, More Family Time:  Does It Sound Familiar To You?

When December arrives, we can’t help but start thinking:  this year flew by very fast! And along with that the despair of looking back and thinking about the achievements, travels, dreams and goals that we fulfilled in the year begins. In Mexico, the custom is pledging to perform 12 New Year resolutions at 12 o’clock on December 31st.

We made a list of what we think are the 12 most popular New Year resolutions; do you feel identified with any of these?

12 most popular new year’s resolutions

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1.-  Lose weight

Many of us have some extra pounds; that’s why this resolution tops the list of the most popular. Year after year we see gyms and parks filled with motivated people in January. We see people walking their pets, many others doing CrossFit; However, with the passage of time, the motivation is lost. Hopefully, this year will be different and we all will have in mind a definite change to a healthier lifestyle.



2.- Quit smoking

A difficult one and it requires a lot of effort, however, people who have managed to achieve it say that if you spend at least the first three months smoking-free, there is a good chance that you will quit it forever. If you quit smoking you will get many benefits: it cleans the lungs, your sense of smell and taste improve, and you’ll save enough money to invest in a healthier hobby.



3.- Get out of debt and save money

A hard but not impossible resolution. The primary thing one must do to start saving is to set yourself an amount of monthly savings and no matter what happens, never stop doing it. Likewise, it’s important to track your spending and allocate an amount to each expense. Reducing unnecessary expenses also helps your savings. No matter the method you choose, what matters is that you have a pool of money for savings or to invest in anything you want at the end of the year.



4.- Travel more

See new places, new people, new adventures in unknown locations: things that will provide our life with excitement, joy, and a new color. As some say, “travel nourishes the soul and spirit.” It doesn’t matter if you visit the neighbouring town or leave the country, what’s crucial is to never stop discovering places that provide brightness to our lives.

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5.- Get organized

Either because you want more time for yourself or to spend with your family, it’s a very reasonable resolution. Start with you home, get rid of the things you don’t need anymore: clothes, shoes, clean as if you were receiving your mother in law every day. The next step: organize your office. These small actions will help you to earn time, which you can spend better your loved ones.

12 most popular new year’s resolutions


6.- More family time

If you’re a workaholic, or an enthusiastic traveler, this is an excellent resolution to carry out next year. It’s about prioritizing that there’s always room for the people who love you and who will always be there for you no matter what: your family.

12 most popular new year’s resolutions


7.- Help others

Helping makes us feel better about ourselves and happier. You don’t have to make a lot to achieve this; you can start with small things like helping more with the chores at home, be more patient at work or pay a visit that friend who’s in trouble. If you feel ready to give a little more: look for a cause you’re passionate about and spend some time each week volunteering.

12 most popular new year’s resolutions


8.- Learn something new

Have you always wanted to learn to speak another language, to cook, to play a musical instrument or to practice a sport? You have 365 days to accomplish it. What’s stopping you? Is it laziness, apathy, lack of financial resources? Remember: If you want, then you can. At the end of next year you’ll be able to say: this year I did read, I did learn, I did practice what I always wanted.

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9.-   Accomplish your goals

It may seem broad, but sometimes the best new year’s resolution can be a huge goal or something you’ve been waiting years to try and accomplish. Whether it’s running a marathon or writing a book, this is the year to get it done. We recommend setting the main goal and establishing small goals to get to the big one. We know you have to work hard, but it will worth it.

12 most popular new year’s resolutions


10.- Less stress

Relieving stress and finding the balance is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While you work to achieve all your goals, don’t forget to unwind and have some fun too. Going to the beach with your friends, having a dinner outside with your wife or husband or taking a yoga class are some examples of how you can get closer to accomplishing this resolution.

12 most popular new year’s resolutions


11.- Read more

One, two or three, no matter how many or what gender, the primary goal is to create the habit of reading. Very few things nourish our imagination and knowledge as reading does. The good thing is that you don’t have to buy all your books, it´s very easy to find them online or borrow from libraries.


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12.- Return to your favorite hobby

Due to the busy agenda filled with work hours, commitments, and other things we sometimes forget doing what we love, what excites us and makes us feel alive. It may be practicing a sport, cooking cupcakes, reading, or even gardening.



Bonus: to lose the fear of something

This resolution isn’t one of the Top 12 because very few people are determined to overcome their fears. We often prefer to live with those feelings than trying to overcome them. May next year be the year in which you finally overcome that fear that stops you to from thoroughly enjoying every moment.


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If you’re still afraid of heights, read: Six steps to lose the fear of heights.

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Share them with us.