The New Year is here, the world didn’t end in a blaze of fire and screaming and it is time for everyone to decide which New Year’s resolutions they are going to break in 2013. No, I am only joking, you won’t break your resolution, I believe in you. Friday-Ad can help you come up with your latest resolution and we can also offer you some nicely priced items to help you achieve your goals.
So, when deciding what you want to dedicate yourself to this year give a thought to how we can help. Here are some of our top suggestions for your 2013 New Year’s resolution.
Join a sports club
It seems that the entire nation from Land’s End to John O’Groats is still soaring off the back of London 2012’s obvious success stories. In fact I would go as far to say that we should expect to see the Olympics contributing to people partaking in sport in the future in the same way Fifty Shades of Grey caused the ‘Baby Boom’ (a vast increase in children born in the UK not some form of anthropomorphised baby-shaped weapon of mass destruction).
So why not jump, or hurdle, or do that weird backwards high jump thing, onto the bandwagon and get involved yourself? There are plenty of sports out there, in fact, I would say there is a sport out there for everyone, so even if you fear exercise in the way some people fear the dark, or spiders, or bananas (see www.fearofbananas.org) , there will surely be something that catches your eye. Sports don’t have to be physically demanding – you could always try your hand at snooker.
Joining a sports club is a great resolution as you can get plenty of exercise whilst socialising and meeting new people. You can go and play football, join a midweek badminton league, or even go and play bowls there are so many different options available to you that this resolution is a nice easy one to achieve.
If you are looking to play sports but need to invest in some new sporting equipment, then Friday-Ad can help! We have plenty of great sports gear available in our Sports Equipment section.
OK, I know, this seems like a similar resolution to the one above, but if you don’t have the time to join a sports club, then you may just want to lose a little weight and get fit and healthy. When setting yourself a weight-loss target, or deciding that you want to be able to run a set distance in a certain amount of time, you should always stay realistic and remember that your progress should always be steady and gradual.
In order to lose weight and get fit you will want to have a healthy and balanced diet, you should aim to eat healthy foods, as advocated by Jamie Oliver when he saved our children from deadly school dinners, as opposed to rich and fatty foods, as advocated by Jamie Oliver on some of his tv cooking shows…
You will want to ensure that you are eating well and getting regular exercise. If you have the time then you can even join a gym or partake in specified fitness classes – there are a number of these advertised on Friday-Ad in the Fitness, Diets and Slimming section.
Learn a new skill
Too often people set negative New Years resolutions that are often hard to achieve whilst also denying them access to things they love to do. Now I am not saying this is a bad thing, quitting smoking for example is a very good resolution to set. But I thought I would offer you a more positive and possibly fun resolution. Learn a new skill!
If there is one thing that rivalled the Olympics in 2012 it had to be the Great British Bake Off. This show turned reality TV away from backbiting and artificially tanned arguments with drawn on eyebrows, and toward people being genuinely friendly and making cupcakes for an old lady, who seems to be to the WI what Jim Jones was to the People’s Temple – but in a far less murderous and cultish way. So, why not get involved in baking yourself? You can buy the books and learn in the comfort of your own home, or you can look into attending a class or two.
As well as baking there are plenty of other great skills you could look into acquiring this year. You could learn a new language, try your hand at archery, or learn how to play a musical instrument – I hear the oboe is fun?
Whatever you fancy learning, have a browse of the Classes and Tuition section of Friday-Ad. We have plenty of ads within this part of the site that may be able to help you.
Spend more time with friends and family
This is another common resolution and how easy it is to achieve depends on a number of factors from how time consuming your job is, to how bearable your family are and how flexible you and your friends are.
If you want to see more of your friends and family in 2013 then set aside some specific time slots in your week to see them. Take Sundays for example, why not spend every other Sunday at your parents for a roast dinner? Or, you can ensure that you take your kids to the park at least once a week. It is up to you how you arrange your social life, but this can be an achievable and very rewarding resolution for 2013.
Good luck with whatever resolution you set yourself and have a cracking 2013!