What is the Best New Year’s Resolution for 2017?

It’s that time of year again.  Time to start fresh, and think about what you hope to accomplish this year.  So, what is the best New Year’s Resolution for 2017?

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The easy answer is, there isn’t one best resolution.  What may be best for one person may not be for another.  So much of the decision is determined by your personal situation.  But, there are some great resolutions to consider.  There’s also one very important one you may overlook.  First, we’ll look at two of the more obvious ones and then an often overlooked New Year’s Resolution that could truly change your life.

  1. Lose Weight

Losing weight isn’t just about looking better.  According to Men’s Fitness, the benefits of losing weight include:

  • Better sleep (perhaps even alleviating sleep apnea and snoring)
  • Better mood (exercise releases endorphins, which send positive signals to the brain)
  • Less joint pain
  • Clearer skin
  • Stress Relief
  1. Quit Smoking

The benefits of quitting smoking are no secret.  Plus, you can save a lot of money over the course of the year that you are now spending on cigarettes.

  1. Change Your Career

We humans tend to like being in our comfort zone.  Sometimes, even if the comfort zone isn’t the best place to be.  According to Business Insider, here are some signs you are in the wrong job:

  • Your job is making you sad (worse than bad days, but affecting your overall mood)
  • You get terrible feedback
  • You’re in a dying industry
  • Your boss is out to get you
  • Your work-life balance is terrible
  • You’re unable to advance
  • You’re embarrassed by your job
  • You’re not being paid what you’re worth
  • You’re not learning anything

Do any of these sound familiar?  Are you putting up with them because at least you’re getting a paycheck?  Here’s something to consider.


Download our free e-book, “How to Change Careers in 7 Steps”.  Carolina Career College specializes in helping career changers succeed in the Information Technology field.

The benefits of a career change can be remarkable.  Less stress, more money, and better mood are just a few of the potential benefits.  According to Real Sociology, we spend an average of 57 percent of our waking hours at work.  Shouldn’t it be spent doing something you want to do?

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