New Years resolutions are something that many of us will be making this year however they are notoriously hard to stick to! January can often bring the feeling that we have our whole future ahead of us, which makes it the perfect time to make a fresh start, turn over a new leaf and change the things in our lives which aren’t making us happy. We bring you the top 5 New Year’s resolutions, with tips on how to stick to them and the advantages you’ll have if you achieve them! 1-Lose Weight Millions of us use the New Year to kick start a diet. While experts say that nearly 80% of us will fail to stick to this by the time February comes around, with focus and determination there is no reason why you can’t achieve your goal. If you are one of the many people committing to a New Years diet, you are certainly not alone and even celebs are opting to shed the pounds this January. Megan Fox, who gave birth to her son Noah back in September, has resolved to lose her baby weight this year by cutting out dairy, stating “Try and stay away from dairy — especially if you’re a woman! It’s really hard on your hormones.” Khloe Kardashian states that she will be losing weight this year by using a weight-loss buddy, sister Kim Kardashian. She says “Just having someone’s encouragement makes it so much easier.” This encouragement doesn’t have to come from a family member, and many of our callers found that our readers have helped them stay positive and on track. Annie is a warm and gentle reader and has helped clients with life choices such as losing weight, and she could help you too. With studies showing that a quarter of Brits are clinically obese, as are one in four of our children, it is a great time to get the whole family involved in eating healthily, and leading a more active lifestyle. Don’t try too much too soon, support each other and you will make steady progress, helping you reach your end goal. 2-Quit Smoking/Drinking If you have resolved to stamp out your smoking habit this year then you’ve chosen a great time – quitting smoking has never been easier! With hundreds of groups set up all around the country, as well as helplines and support services there is no reason why you should feel like you have to quit smoking by yourself. Talk to your doctor and get as many friends and family on board as you can, a great support system will double your chances of sticking to your resolution. Quitting smoking will not only improve your health, but will save you money and protect your loved ones from harmful second hand smoke. Quitting drinking has similar benefits to that of giving up smoking, and can be equally as tough. This January Cancer Research has launched ‘Dryathlon’ where you can go alcohol free for a month to raise the cash to beat cancer. Giving up alcohol for a month may be easier than you think, and encourage you to cut down or even cut alcohol out of your life for good once the months up. 3-Find Love How many of us have moaned about there being no decent men/women out there but haven’t actually put ourselves out there and given dating a real go! The start of the New Year seems like the perfect time to start a new relationship but it is much harder to seek out the perfect partner sat at home watching the television. Try and use 2013 as an excuse to try new things and get involved in activities in your local area. While a new project will add a different dimension to your life, you’re also making opportunities to meet new people, some of whom could be potential dates! If you don’t have much free time on your hands, why not give online dating a try? It’s fast becoming the most popular way to meet someone and could prove a success. Celebrities such as Joan Rivers and Halle Berry have set up profiles online, dedicated to finding the one, so why not give it a try. One of our readers, Marcus is gifted in reading relationships and may be able to tell you if love is round the corner. 4- Get a New Job It may be that 2013 signifies the start of a new career path for you. A survey has shown that 1 in 3 of us are looking for a new job this year. If you’re unsure about whether to stay in your current position then ask yourself the important questions. Am I valued in my job? How is my company doing? What is my boss like? And more importantly do I enjoy my job? The grass is often not greener on the other side, so think about your decision carefully before you quit your job. Psychic Light reader Tara specialises in career readings and may be able to help you decide what to do. If you’re prepared to take the risk then go for it! A new career could be the start of a great 2013. 5- Travel Travelling can be a great way to kick start New Years resolutions while experiencing different cultures. If you want to start doing more for others this year, then take a trip to a third world country or do some volunteer work abroad. Your work can directly impact on communities around the world, and there are many companies who specialise in volunteer holidays so have a look online. If you are resolving to spend more time with friends and family this year then why not a book a trip for everyone to spend some quality time together? Cruises and adventure holidays are great and often planned for you, taking all the stress out of the vacation, leaving you to focus on making memories together. Travelling can be a great way to get back to ‘you’ so if you are looking to ditch the stress and spend some time taking care of yourself then look into a spa getaway or doing some solo travelling. You may come back a better person with a new sense of confidence and a fresh glow. After reflecting on our top 5 new years resolutions, you may feel like making some big changes in your life. Psychic Light is here to guide you, not just through January, but throughout the whole of 2013 with your resolutions and will give you the support you need to stick to them. We wish you the best of luck!