The New Year can seem like a perfect time to introduce new resolutions, but it’s not always the easiest time to keep them. We've compiled a list of popular resolutions and some top tips, products and activities to help you.

Spending more time with the family

Spending time with your loved ones over Christmas can make you realise how much you value family time- it can be all too easy to become consumed by work and your daily routine. Why not set aside a particular evening a week for a movie night or board game? That way you'll guarantee regular time together and have something to look forward to.

Toy Story DVD, £4.99 at HMV


Making an effort to be more healthy

We can probably all admit to eating and drinking more than we would have liked at Christmas, but switching straight to a diet can seem difficult. Juicing is a popular way of packing in more of your five-a-day, and they make a great tasty and easy snack for when you're on the go.

Nutri Ninja Slim Blender, Now £39 (Was £99.99) at Currys


Introduce a regular 'date night' with your other half

Finding time for you and your other half can often take a back seat thanks to work and family commitments. Whether you chose to dine out, go to the cinema or simply have a night in together, your relationship will benefit.

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Spend less time checking your phone

Checking your phone, especially social media, can become a little addictive. Try to respond to your messages and turn your device on silent by a certain time every evening. You’ll benefit from using the time to relax by taking a bath or reading a book- winding down properly will help you get to sleep more easily.


Be more organised

Trying to remember birthdays, anniversaries, appointments and important meetings can be difficult- and there's nothing worse than double booking yourself. Treat yourself to a fresh diary for 2016 and remember to record all your important events so you can prepare for them in advance.

The Official Happy Jackson 2016 Diary, £8.99 at WHSmith


Learn a new language or skill

Fancy giving yourself a little challenge? It's never too late to learn a new skill, and you can even do this without leaving the comfort of your home. Whatever you want to learn, you can find tutors in your local area through First Tutors- or even set up video calls. Alternatively, you can take a course online and learn at your own pace; like language lessons with Duolingo.


Let us know your New Year’s Resolutions and how you try to keep yours on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #My2016Resolution