Learning a language as a modern New Year’s resolution

resolutions 2015With a new year, comes a chance to challenge yourself, improve or completely reinvent yourself!

New Year’s resolutions are typically about dieting, going to the gym or quitting smoking, but these resolutions are now changing for a more modern era.

Here are the top 20 modern resolutions for 2015:

1. De-clutter the house

2. Save more money

3. Try new places instead of relying on the same old bars/restaurants

4. Read more books

5. Re-decorate my house / room

6. Take up a new hobby

7. I want to sell old stuff I don’t need on eBay

8. Visit five new places you have never been

9. Vow to be positive and view the ‘glass half full’

10. Stop complaining as much

11. Make more effort to see the family

12. I want to go travelling

13. Make a career change/update CV

14. Shop around for the best deals

15. Learn a new language

16. Stand up for what you believe in more

17. Recycle more and think ‘greener’

18. Do something new each week

19. I will be more honest – with myself and others

20. Reward others / be generous with praise for others

Apparently only 8% of people actually stick to their New Year’s resolution, so why not be one of the 8% and see how a language can benefit you and can help you gain that advantage to progress in your career.

Kim is the Social Media Specialist for Europe at Rosetta Stone. She is from the UK but spent time growing up in Burma, Morocco, Thailand and Hong Kong. She loves travel and has just started learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone. If you want to learn a language too, try a free Rosetta Stone demo.

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