One In Ten Volunteers Find Love On The Job

Those who decide to give a little back in the New Year will find that volunteering leads to an enhanced social life, less loneliness, a better job, and – for one in 10 – a partner, according to new research.

Around eight in 10 people said volunteering improved their social circle – with people on average gaining six new friends.

Before becoming a volunteer, those asked were typically lonely for more than three hours a day. This fell to one hour after volunteering.

Quitting Smoking Can Help You Find a Job New Research Shows

Those who decide to make stopping smoking one of their New Year’s Resolutions may find themselves with an unexpected benefit; it will make them more employable!

Stats from 1999 – 2013 it has been found that smokers have a significantly lower rate of finding a job according to the Office of National Statistics.

Volunteering for a healthier, happier 2016

New research from Join In - the national charity for local sports volunteering - highlights the personal benefits people derive from volunteering.

Improve your mental health
Volunteering in sport helps beat stress and anxiety. Join In’s research shows that people who help out at local sports clubs have 10% higher self esteem and are 15% less likely to worry. Volunteering also boosts happiness with stats showing that volunteers are less likely to cry, feel depressed or unhappy.

The science to help you achieve your goals

Those having initial trouble with achieving their goals, should try to understand what the barriers are. Sarah Brown from inspire2aspire has identified nine pieces of scientific research that go some way to explaining of the science behind the barriers to success. 

1) Change your mindset

Selfless New Year's Resolutions and Good Deeds

Research by Unicef has found that one in five people are keen to make resolutions to feel more satisfaction in 2016. Researchers studied the lifestyles of 2,000 people, examining their levels of contentment in areas such as family, relationship, career and more general elements of daily life.

Fewer Smokers & Year-Round Healthy-Eating Change UK's Resolutions

Modern day New Year’s resolutions include cutting back on social media, travelling more, leaving work on time - and taking fewer selfies, a study conducted by Thomas Cook has found.

While age-old resolutions such as dieting and giving up cigarettes are still on the list of pledges for January, a dwindling number of smokers and year-round healthy-eating have seen a host of other resolutions become popular.

Higher wages & career progression drive New Year job searches

According to a survey of 1,000 people in the UK, nearly one in three (32 per cent) Britons have job seeking amongst their New Year’s to-do list, driven primarily by a desire for higher wages and career progression. Searches on Indeed - the world's largest jobsite - increased by 44 per cent between the end of 2015 and January 2016. 

You have a WHOLE YEAR to achieve your resolution

The biggest criticism of New Year's resolutions is that they last for a short time, and then people give up. That's down to a huge misunderstanding about New Year's resolutions. They're called "New YEAR resolutions" for a reason. There's no magic. No one reinvents themselves just because January 1st has come around.

Don't just give up. Give

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to make a New Year's resolution that saves lives.

“Do-It” – Make the World a Better Place The New Year


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