January is the month to try and rectify your wrongs and make resolutions to try and better your life and improve something about it, no matter how big or small. Giving up happens all too often, but if 2013 is your year for determination and resilience, make sure you choose a new year resolution that is achievable.
A Healthy Diet
Binging on unhealthy snacks and opting for a fast food treat is too easy, but it is perfectly possible to improve your diet and be healthier. Buying your groceries at ASDA Supermarkets not only means that you have access to all of the fresh food you could think of, from the comfort of your sofa, but also offers the convenience of ordering online, without the need to head for the supermarket.
Eating healthy can be easier said than done, particularly when you lead a hectic life. The temptation of takeout can sometimes be all too much, but with ASDA Direct, perhaps these temptations will subside in favour of eating healthier, and in turn, getting fit, which takes us on to the next point nicely…
Whether you choose to enrol in your local gym, sign up for one of the fun classes as an alternative to the standard gym subscription, or head for the swimming baths for some all-round toning, exercising can be a daunting prospect if you’re not used to it, but once you’ve started, you’ll wonder why it’s taken so long.
Alternatively, you can exercise without the world watching, in the comfort of your own home. ASDA offer plenty of fabulous workout DVDs, as well as affordable and great quality gym equipment.
This one is definitely easier said than done, but if you implement a few changes into your weekly budget, you’ll see savings almost instantly.
From writing (and adhering to) a more frugal shopping list, to reducing the number of branded products you buy at the supermarket in favour of the own brand alternatives, your grocery shopping can go a long way to see you save money.
Cutting down on unnecessary luxuries, decluttering with a car boot sale, reducing the number of fast food takeouts and comparing the market in terms of insurance and utilities can all be hugely beneficial if you’re looking to save some cash.
Have you actually worked out how much it actually costs for you to smoke? Smoking is one of those habits that can be incredibly detrimental, not only to your budget but more obviously, your health. Make 2013 the year that you go smoke free and see changes to you and your finances within weeks.
It’s so easy to fall into the routine of working hard and not giving yourself enough time to wind down and enjoy the simple things. Take a step back once in a while, and appreciate what you have around you. Make time for yourself, your family and your friends – after all, that’s what life is about, isn’t it?
Small changes can make a huge impact on your life and New Year resolutions are a perfect way to try and make those changes.
*Guest post from ASDA