Whether you’re going for it with your ambitions for a ‘new you’ for the New Year, following the latest diet trends, doing Dry January or taking out a membership at the gym, we think there’s more to happiness than a health kick. Discover our top tips for a happier, healthier new year…
1 Enjoy a little of what you fancy
While we don’t recommend over-indulgence, there’s no harm in treating yourself every now and then, so don’t deny yourself that sweet treat from Berries Bagels & Shakes or that cheeky meal at Nando’s, Prezzo, The Bank or Baltic Cellar – there are always the healthy options if you want to minimise the guilt factor.
2 Spend time with family and friends
Whether you fancy catching the latest blockbuster at The Light, teeing off a round of crazy golf at The Lost Valley or enjoying a cheeky tipple at Great Ale or The Cave, time spent with family and friends is good for the soul.
3 Invest in some self-indulgence
Let’s face it, after all the festivities are done, it’s easy to get swept up in the rat-race once normality resumes, so schedule a little time in your weekly routine – just for you. Why not chill out with a coffee and your latest read in Costa or Starbucks, soak away your stress with a bath time treat from The Body Shop, Boots or Bodycare or brush up your beauty regime with a regular visit to Macarina Brow and Beauty Studio, Saynas Brow Bar or Vina Nail Art?
4 Get away for some real R’n’R
Try as you might, sometimes the only way to truly relax and recharge is to hop on a plane to faraway climes. Book your seasonal escape at TUI and fill your suitcase at Zara, H&M, River Island, Topshop, New Look, Next and more to ensure you step off that plane in style.