New Years resolutions: how to face the obstacles in your way

New Years resolutions: how to face the obstacles in your way

New Year’s resolutions are a hot topic at this time of year. Did you make them? What are they?

What are your plans to keep them? Diet and exercise predictably lead the pack after the inevitable overindulgence during the festive period. Many people also have a strong desire be more knowledgeable in the year ahead by reading more or picking up a new skill or hobby. The Top Ten most popular 2018 new year’s resolutions are:

  1. Lose Weight and Get Fit
  2. Quit Smoking
  3. Eat Healthier and Diet
  4. Drink Less
  5. Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  6. Spend More Time with Family
  7. Travel to New Places
  8. Be Less Stressed
  9. Volunteer more

It’s no surprise that self-improvement is one of the most common goals shared by Australians. Unfortunately, only a fraction of us keep to our resolutions, with experts estimating only about 8% commit to the very end. There are many reasons why people can't stick to their resolutions, from setting too many of them to getting derailed by small failures. Researchers have looked at success rates of peoples' resolutions: the first two weeks usually go along beautifully, but by the end of January, people are backsliding and by the following December, most people are back where they started, often even further behind. We know from asking Edenvale customers, who want to drink less alcohol, that celebrations and events can be major challenges. The chance of getting swept along with the crowd and forgetting all resolutions that have been made is high. For those choosing to drink less alcohol and even those wanting to get healthier and lose weight, Australia Day is the first major hurdle they may face, with traditional celebrations involving friends, a barbeque, a cricket bat and drinking. Edenvale Wines can help you tackle Australia Day while sticking to your resolutions. As with many resolutions, pre-planning is important. Don’t wing it on the day. Don’t assume your Australia Day host will have a range of non-alcoholic drinks that aren’t soft drinks available. Take control and be ready to go. Organise yourself and have a bottle or two of Edenvale Sparkling Cuvee or Chardonnay in the fridge. Chilled and ready to go, you can drink it as is or use it as the base of a celebration mocktail. By choosing to drink less alcohol in the new year, you’ll be surprised at how many of your new year’s resolutions you can stick to – weight loss, saving money, being healthier, getting fitter and of course, drinking less. Plan your Australia Day celebrations today and let Edenvale help you celebrate and stick to this year’s resolutions. Buy direct from Edenvale today at TIPS TO HELP YOU STICK TO YOUR RESOLUTION According to Psychology Today1, there are some keys to sticking with your resolutions and making them work. Some of these include:

Focus on one resolution, rather than several.
Set realistic, specific goals. Losing weight is not a specific goal. Losing 10 kilos in 90 days is.
Don't wait till New Year’s Eve to make resolutions. Make it a year-long process.
Take small steps. Many people quit because the goal is too big requiring too big a change all at once.
Celebrate your success between milestones. Don't wait for the goal to be finally completed.


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