It’s the start of 2022 and with the start of the new year comes new year’s resolutions for millions across the globe. We’ve compiled a list of trending resolutions that people are taking up this year, in a bid to make their lives healthier and happier.
In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, Health & Fitness goals top Briton’s new year resolutions for the third year in a row. It’s clear that the new year for many marks a fresh start and a clean canvas to focus on their bodies and start the health goals they may have put off in the previous year.
You know the common saying “Oh, no worries! I’ll start the diet on Monday”, which I know for many (me at least!) that Monday may never come haha.
Here are the most common New Year’s Resolutions people are making for 2022:
Unsurprisingly, exercising more is at the top of peoples list for new year’s resolutions, with 49% of YouGov’s survey stating this as one of their goals for 2022.
Our top tips for being more active and getting fit are:
1.Make sure you have a plan in place. Like with dieting and eating healthy, exercising is exactly the same – without a plan or routine it’s easily to slip into old habits and abandon your workouts. There are lots of ways to exercise, so figure out what works best for you, from walking, to joining a club or attending sessions at your local gym.
2.Make your goals specific. This ties in with planning your exercise, commit to doing some exercise 2-3 times a week, or more or less. It’s completely up to you! The intensity of the exercise isn’t important, it’s building a routine and sticking to it in a happy, healthy way. Even if that is just upping your daily steps, it’s more than what you were doing, so be proud.
Coupled with exercising more, losing weight is an extremely common resolution for many Britons this new year, with 40% of people stating it as one of their 2022 resolutions.
But what are the tips to sticking to weight loss diets?
1.Again, make sure you have a plan in place. Like with any goal, without a plan it can often leave you in the dark and you ultimately end up abandoning any progress. Whether that is meal prepping, there’s a great guide here, or even just planning your shopping trips so you aren’t tempted by any unexpected treats!
2.Don’t be unrealistic in your goals. A common mistake people make when dieting are setting themselves unrealistic goals that become strenuous to achieve, affecting your mood and mental health in the long run when you maybe don’t hit the weight goal you set. Set yourself small milestones and make sure you’re enjoying your diet, healthy foods can be fun and tasty too!
The third most common new year’s resolution YouGov reported was that, over 39% of people said they wanted to save more money in 2022. So, let’s get filling those piggy banks!
What’s the secret to saving money?
1.Start with small steps. It doesn’t matter if you’re saving £10 or £1000, as long as you are making a conscious decision to put money away on a regular basis. Everyone’s saving goals are going to be different, because everyone is saving for a different reason! Saving for a holiday? Plan how much you’ll need and break it down for each month, to make the amount not see as daunting.
2.Take a look at your spending. It can be good to have a look through your recent transactions and spending, and eliminate any unnecessary cost that you could be saving, you’ll be surprised how much you can save by cancelling those netflix accounts you never watch or cutting down on eating out and things like that. Create yourself a budget for each month and make a conscious effort to stick to it and see how much you can save!
Next on popular 2022 resolutions, revolve around taking care of their mental health and making decisions to make them happier. YouGov reported 19% wanted to pursue a career ambition, 16% devoted to spending less time on social media, as well as, 15% wanting to take up a new hobby.
Our top tips for self care in 2022:
1.Track your progress. Journaling is a great way to reflect on the day-to-day life and see what aspects are making you happy, as well as, what things you can maybe improve on. There are many journals to choose from, including one sentence a day, or ones that give prompts if you’re stuck. Our personal favourite and what we use at The Buyer’s Discovery Club, can be found here.
2.Do what makes you happy. Make life changes that are going to make your life happier and more enjoyable, whether that be looking for a new job/ career, or taking up a hobby that you can devote time to and have fun with – you can even bond and make new friends through these changes.
What are you resolutions for 2022? Have any out of the ordinary or quirky ones? Let us know on our socials.