Deciding to make a change in your life doesn't have to wait till the New Year, but making resolutions can be a great way of seeing the new year as a 'fresh start' and can get you looking forward to what the year ahead has in store for you.
But what sort of resolutions are the ones you're actually going to keep? We all know what it's like, making a list as long as our arms about all the wonderful things we want to do, and by February...we've forgotten most of them. Studies show that the more vague and drastic the resolution, the more likely we are to give up - things like 'loose weight', 'save money' and 'be happier' never seem to quite work out. But what resolutions can you make that are easier to keep, yet will still make a big change to your life? Here are five of ours -