Sunday, 22nd July 2018
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A Happy New Year

Hopefully all of the readers of Waterford Today had a great New Year's celebration and are now looking forward to having an even better 2018.

It is quite understandable that at this time of year after so much excess over the Christmas period that a lot of people are trying to cut back and have if not a somber January than at least one that is a little drier and a little less filled with rich food. You only have to look at the ads on TV to know that at this time of the year, there is a lot that people want to change about their lives and lifestyles. In fact every second ad that you see on telly is all about trying to shape up and cut the bad choices out of your life.

For some people these New Year resolutions won't last more than a week at most for a lot of us they are great goals on which we can work and hopefully get some good results.

It is no wonder that new gym memberships spike at this time of the year as people try to get in shape and stay in shape. Resolutions are a great thing to have as they give a good positive structure to your life. But they should be taken seriously and should be entered into with a degree of level headedness. There is no reason to be making wild resolutions that you know in your heart of hearts that you never will be able to keep. Resolving to make positive changes in your life is a great thing to do. But do try to make resolutions that are sustainable and that will make a positive impact on your life.

It is no wonder that the majority of resolutions that people make at this time of the year revolve around lifestyle choices. Whether its quitting fattening foods or giving up smoking or resolving to take more exercise these are all aspects of your lifestyle that will make great positive inroads on your overall health and will have a great impact on your health and also on your wallet.

Indeed it is not surprising that the vast majority of resolutions that people make at this time of the year involve health and lifestyle changes to their lives. After the bells and fireworks of New Years are over and we are into a new year and the weather is not the best and we still have dark nights it is quite easy to slip back on your new year's resolutions. But it would be a bad mistake to do something like this. Like the way that a pet is for life and not just for Christmas new year's resolutions should be entered into with a degree of seriousness and an understanding that some willpower will be needed. You might not see the changes all at once but when they do come they will put everything that has gone before into some perspective and will be worth it in the long run.


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