The golden tip to keep your New Year’s resolutions this year!
We are almost a week into the new year. High time to check how those resolutions are going! Research shows that 40-50% of the entire world population makes good resolutions every year. But more than 80% fail within the first few days. We are very happy to give you the golden tip to make your resolutions succeed this year!
‘Worry less’ scores highest on the list of good intentions for several years now. Moving more (26 per cent) and losing weight (24 per cent) are also high on our list. Top ideas, of course!
We make good resolutions for a reason. A new year is the time to make a fresh start. To tackle things you are not satisfied with differently. You want to be the best version of yourself in the new year, both privately and at work. Yet despite this, many good intentions fall through. To be specific, after about 2 weeks. So we still have some time to make sure you do keep them this year!
Sleep as the basis of good intentions
Do you want to stress less, exercise more or lose weight? Sleeping well is the basis of successful resolutions. Even if you want to quit smoking or save money in the new year, a good night’s sleep is essential. In fact, if you don’t sleep well, you are 22 per cent less likely to keep your good intentions.
But how come? To deviate from your old pattern, your body needs energy. On willpower, you can manage to keep your resolutions for a while, but lack of sleep deprives you of the mental energy you need to persevere for a longer period of time.
So in the new year, always put sleep first if you want your resolutions to succeed. A good night’s sleep works wonders and should always be a priority, good resolutions or not. The basis of a good night’s sleep is your biological rhythm. So you can start with this by getting up at the same time every day. Then get up as soon as the alarm clock rings, brighten up your bedroom and get moving. Besides being good for your sleep rhythm (and thus sleep), this will also help you start the day more energetically. That way, by 2023, we will already be making every morning a ‘good’ morning! Good luck!