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New Year’s Resolutions to Stick to in 2017

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

After all that build up, outrageous overindulgence, the chance to let your hair down and unwind, the Christmas festivities have come and gone and the New Year is creeping ever closer. Now is the time to take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed and consider what promise you will make to achieve your goals in 2017.

Whilst we can’t guarantee you’ll keep to them, we take a look at the top 5 most popular resolutions* to give you a little inspiration.

1.      Go on a diet


After all those Christmas parties, get-togethers, turkey dinners and ‘rude not to’ mince pies it’s little wonder that going on a diet ranks at the top of the list. It may be dull, but strictly soup and salad in January! The NHS have put together these practical tips for healthy eating.


2.      Go on a holiday/see more of the world


With the Christmas holidays now a distant memory, there’s only one thing that’s going to lift your spirits and keep you motivated…the thought of your next break! Whether you are a sun-worshiper, an adventure-junkie or a culture-vulture, a holiday ranks highly.

If you’re thinking of seeing more of the world with your students in toe, we’re here to help! Have a browse of rayburntours.com to see where 2017 could take you.


3.      Read more books


As a teacher, there’s little doubt that you insist on your students reading, but when was the last time that you picked up a good read? Many people state that their resolution for the New Year is to read more, why don’t you? Take a look at The Guardian’s best picks for 2016.


4.      Drink less alcohol


Whatever your Christmas tipple, it’s all too easy to overdo it over the festive period with bucks fizz at breakfast and a baileys nightcap. Why not swap the G&T for a cup of tea…at least for dry January?!


5.      Put time aside for a personal hobby or project


Put down the lesson planning and marking and get that work-life balance in order by spend some time doing the things you enjoy. Whether it’s joining your local sports team, picking up the needle and thread or putting those culinary skills to use in the kitchen…the opportunities are endless!

Whilst we may not be able to help with all of the above, our expert team can help you tick resolution number two off the list. Turn your New Year’s promise into a reality and get in touch by calling 01332 347 828 or enquire now.

*According to research carried out by Thomas Cook UK in 2015