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New Year’s Resolutions: alternative ideas to kick start your year

After the glitter and fun has settled from Christmas, and the hangovers from overindulgence at parties are starting to disappear, our attention is usually turned to New Year’s resolutions. They’re about exercising and losing weight, getting organised or learning new skills, am I right?

 

And will we stick to them? When you think that on average, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February, is it time to shake your resolutions up?

 

Some alternative New Year’s Resolutions

Because they don’t have to be all about serious exercise or dieting. We’re not fans of either of those things! But we have thought about some ways we can set ourselves some alternative goals in the new year.

 

And guess what?! That’s right, they all include our wide calf wellies!

 

Exercise more

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you join the local gym. Or that you should suddenly get the running bug and start a Couch to 5K programme. But how about doubling the time you spend outside, setting yourself a goal of walking a mile a day or walking to work (in your comfy, stylish wellies obviously!)?

 

Try something new

Most of us want to learn new things at one time or another. But apart from trying a new craft or studying for a qualification, what could you do?

 

Thinking about being outside, you could try welly wanging! Not with a pair of our stylish and fun wide legged wellies! But with a pair of old wellies you no longer use. You can even take part in the championships in the West Yorkshire village of Upperthong.

 

And for the dog owners, how about that training you’ve been meaning to tackle with your pooch? Maybe it’s to perfect lead walking or would your pooch be great at agility? You never know, there could be a future Crufts winner on the horizon!

 

Spend more time with family and friends

If you’ve missed your nearest and dearest during the pandemic, get some quality time with them planned in and give yourself something to look forward to. Organise camping weekends or mini adventures with the whole family. We can just picture sitting around the campfire, toasting marshmallows on a warm summer evening.

 

Out with nature

How about foraging? The act of gathering wild food for free..you don’t have to ask us twice! But knowing what you’re looking for is a skill, isn’t it? You can read more in this BBC Good Food Guide. I think we’ll be giving this a whirl this year.

 

If foraging is a little out of your comfort zone, how about getting the bug for being green fingered and grow something in the garden? You could plant some bulbs and nurture them, reaping the rewards when they flower later in the year.

 

Keep it local

And as our focus is increasingly being drawn to supporting local businesses and buying fresh produce, why not visit the local farmer’s market. Don those wide wellies and head down to the market to pick out fruits, vegetables and any other goods you need for the week ahead. Perhaps it could become a monthly tradition for you and the family.

 

A good habit

New Year's Resolutions

I remember as a kid, every Sunday night I’d have to clean my shoes for school the next day. It became a bit of a chore, but I always felt a little prouder come Monday morning in my uniform. And why shouldn’t it be the same for our wellies? You could set yourself a goal of cleaning your wellies once a week – after all keeping them clean will help them last longer and keep them looking their best!

 

What will your resolutions be?

So there you have it. Just a few of our alternative ideas to start your new year with some new goals.

 

And remember, if you need a new pair of ladies wide calf wellies to take part in these activities, take a look at our range here.

 

Wishing you all the best for the year ahead!

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