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Real 2020/21 Resolutions.

Ending 2020, what do you really want to do? New research reveals the list of top 2021 resolutions for Brits. 

 Nationwide research suggests that traditional New Year goals, such as giving up booze or going on an extreme diet have fallen by the wayside this year, as 2020 put life into perspective.

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In fact, almost one in five said their resolution was NOT to give up wine or carbs this January, while over a quarter (27 percent) plan to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime as soon as it becomes possible.

A cultured fifteen percent said they intend to read more this year, while eleven  percent plan to take up skiing. A further fifteen percent will finally buy the car of their dreams and one in ten will get their adrenaline pumping by planning an experience like skydiving or bungee jumping.

Some have  resolved to resign from a job they hate and start something completely different. However, not sweating the small stuff emerged as the top resolution for 28 percent of the Britons surveyed.

Overall, almost two thirds (64 percent) will be making New Year’s Resolutions this year – with half of those claiming they do not normally bother, but that this year is exceptional.

Following a bleak 2020, 43 percent said that their main hope for 2021 is for things to get back to normality, with 8 percent saying when it does, they will say YES to every social invitation

In fact, almost a quarter of Brits have resolved to live each day as if it were their last, 12 percent will speak their mind more often, 17 percent are determined to be more impulsive and one in 10 (9 percent) will finally propose to the love of their life.

And the study, by luxury all-inclusive holiday provider Club Med, found that the top resolution is to live by the motto ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’.

Being with family and friends more (25 percent), trusting our gut instinct (23 percent) spending less time mindlessly scrolling through our phones (12 percent) were also high on the list.

The study found that 45 percent of us cannot wait to see the back of 2020, but a more optimistic 24 percent said they have learnt a lot this last year, despite it being so depressing. Learning to look after their mental health is going to be a new rule for 23 percent of Brits, while 26 percent are determined to become fitter physically.

An honourable one in ten are determined to do some charity or volunteer work this year and the same number want to travel more sustainably.

Estelle Giraudeau, MD at Club Med comments: “After such an unprecedented year, Brits really intend on making the most of 2021 and I am sure many of these new year’s resolutions will stick.

With people missing out on their holidays this year, it is no wonder they are looking to book the holiday of a lifetime in 2021. With a brand-new resort in the Seychelles and a skier’s paradise opening in La Rosiere in 2021, Club Med have a number of experiences that will ensure people tick these off.”

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1. Do not sweat the small stuff      28%

2. Book the holiday of a lifetime      27%

3. Become the fittest I have ever been     26%

4. Spend as much time as possible with family and friends   25%

5. Go with my gut instincts      23%

6. Be fearless        23%

7. Look after my mental health      23%

8. Live each day as if it were my last     23%

9. Be more impulsive       21%

10. Do not deny myself bread or wine     17%

11. Pursue my dreams       16%

12. Read more       15%

13. Quit my job and start something new    15%

14. Buy the car of my dreams      15%

15. buy less single use plastic      14%

16. Learn to cook better       13%

17. Speak my mind more       12%

18. Spend less time on my phone      12%

19. Learn to ski       11%

20. Travel more sustainably      10%

21. Take up a new extreme hobby e.g., bungee jumping   10%

22. Start a passion project       10%

23. Do some charity/ volunteer work     10%

24. Marry the love of my life      9%

25. Say yes to every social occasion      8%

What are you resolving to change for 2021?