In only two weeks we will all ring in the New Year and make our New Year’s resolutions.
Some people will promise to quit smoking, to go on a diet, to exercise more, to tighten their belts and save money, and so on.
It’s great to want to change and turn over a new leaf, but let’s be honest and admit something: Most of us aren’t going to keep our resolutions until the end of the year.
Studies say that even after the first six weeks, most of us will have fallen off the bandwagon. By July, nearly two-thirds of us will be back to square one.
All I can say is, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Remember that you don’t have to wait for the New Year to have a new YOU!
To ring in the New Year – to celebrate the New Year
To make a New Year’s resolution – to promise to change something in your life starting on January 1st
To go on a diet – to change what you eat so that you can lose weight or be healthier
To tighten your belt – to spend less money and be more frugal
To turn over a new leaf – to give yourself a fresh start, to get rid of a bad habit and start again from the beginning
To fall off the bandwagon – to restart an addiction or bad habit: drinking alcohol, smoking, etc
To be back to square one – to be back at the beginning, to have to start from the beginning again
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. – Keep trying even if you fail!
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