7 New Year’s Resolutions All Londoners Should Be Making In 2018

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It’s January again, and we’ve all vowed to knuckle down and be better humans.

We’re all guilty of making New Year’s resolutions and not sticking to them, but these are some fairly realistic–and entirely necessary–ones to add to your list.

 

1. Walk more.

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Instead of shelling out on a glamorous workout DVD from the cast of Made in Chelsea, why not swap the tube for your feet every now and again? Not only will it help you burn off all the pigs and blankets you consumed over the Christmas break, but it will also help you to discover your city from a new perspective (i.e. above ground). Take a look at this handy map that shows you exactly how many steps there are between each station.

 

2. Pack your lunch.

Or at least find a cheaper alternative to Pret. This is part of a broader and more obvious resolution to budget better – and, let us tell you, it is absolutely not financially sensible to spend £12 on lunch every day.

 

3. Be more adventurous.

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Primrose Hill at sunrise. Photo by Mike Rolls.

Take a look at our Big London Bucket List and start making your way through the things you haven’t yet ticked off. We bet you’ll discover something you didn’t even know you could do. London is anything but boring, and anyone who says that there’s nothing to do has no bloody clue and, frankly, they shouldn’t be trusted.

 

4. Visit places you wouldn’t believe were in London.

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… even if it means leaving Zone 3. London will never fail to surprise you. Go on an adventure and find somewhere magical. These fairytale locations are a pretty good place to start.

 

5. Increase your fruit and vegetable count.

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And by this we mean add an extra slice of lemon to your G&T.

 

5. Vow to stop drinking as much.

Emphasis on “as much”. We’re Londoners: ‘sobriety’ means nothing to us.

 

6. Stop whinging.

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Delays, tourists, rain… oh, shhh. Let’s all make 2018 a happier, smilier year, shall we?

 

7. Stop stressing.

Easier said than done, we know. But just remember that you’re in the greatest city in the world and 2018 could just be your year. If you’re not really sure what you’re doing, or you just need a bit of a kick, read this letter… it’s our attempt to inspire you.

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.

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