New Year resolutions are made every year but many of us struggle to stick to them. As the year goes on motivation starts to lack and we forget about our resolutions until the next year, when we begin the cycle all over again.
This year, Hallmark Hotels is here to help you break this cycle, embrace your New Year goals and enjoy yourself. We’ve gathered some of the most common resolutions, along with some tricks and tips to help you stick to them.
Losing weight is a popular resolution and a great one too; working out and eating healthily will improve your confidence, mood and quality of life but how do you stick to it?
The best way to lose weight is to be practical and realistic with your diet and exercise plan. If it is only practical for you to go to the gym once a week, then book it in your calendar and set a reminder on your phone, just like you would a work deadline.
If you plan too many gym sessions for your schedule you may feel disappointed if you need to cancel them, affecting your motivation. By realistically planning your trips and setting reminders, you will have the time and energy to get down to that gym! Hallmark Hotels have great gym facilities, fully equipped with all the machines you need get fit and stay motivated.
Spend more time with loved ones
Spending more time with your loved ones is important and there are plenty of ways you can maximise your precious time together. Instead of planning a big holiday away which can be costly, book a weekend trip for you and the family right here in the UK. By planning an easy, inexpensive trip, it is more likely that you and your partner, or family, will be able to attend without work complications.
Even a simple, two-day break will help you reconnect and get away from the stresses of life. Take a drive to a new town, such as beautiful Bournemouth and stay at the beach set Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, for a weekend of bonding and exploring. Walk the coastline together and wander around the shops, making the most of each other and the view.
Learn a new skill
Make 2018 the year you learn something new by challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone. Many people give up on this resolution because they feel too scared or embarrassed to join a new class but, if you can face your fears, you won’t regret it. Try signing up to a beginner’s class or bringing a friend along with you, this way you won’t be the only newbie and you will have some moral support for when times get tough.
Alternatively, instead of trying to learn a completely new skill, make time to enhance your current ones. Practicing skills you already know will make you more motivated as you already have a basic knowledge of the subject. Practice those cupcakes you’ve been wanting to bake or head down to a Hallmark Hotel golf course to work on your swing.
Make time for yourself
Finally, making time for yourself to destress and refocus is a resolution that is often forgotten. Work, families and responsibilities often means ‘me time’ is neglected. This year, book yourself in for a solo spa break to unwind and relax.
Hallmark Hotels have spas in several hotels up and down the country, offering a full range of treatments. Our luxury spa breaks include a 50-minute treatment, a delicious meal in our onsite restaurant, full use of the leisure and spa facilities as well as much more. So, whether it’s a manicure or a head massage, make the most of a weekend alone and return feeling recuperated and restored.
We hope you all stick to your 2018 resolutions and have a great year! If you’re looking for an affordable weekend break head to the Hallmark Hotels Special Offers page for our latest discounts and deals.