We asked young professionals their New Year’s resolutions
‘I’m trying out Spiritual Yoga’
With the festive season of good cheer and overconsumption giving way to puritanical January, most of us have set ourselves resolutions for the New Year. Often drunkenly made at the strike of twelve, the struggle with new regimens begins after a few days. With this in mind we hit the streets around St. Paul’s seeing what people have resolved to do in the New Year and whether they’ve kept to it.
Anna, 18, Receptionist
Are you doing a New Year’s Resolution?
Yeah, it’s my first time and I’m trying to lose weight.
How’s it going?
Not bad, going pretty well so far.
Do you think you’re going to keep it up?
I’m a really dedicated person so I’m quite confident that I can stick at it.
Emma, 23 & Ellie, 21 Operations Managers
Have you set yourself any Resolutions for the New Year?
Yeah, trying to keep my finances in order.
Trying to save up for a trip to Miami.
Cool, reckon you’ll keep to it?
I really doubt it.
Allen, 31, Accounting
Made any New Year’s Resolutions?
Jesus, I haven’t really thought about it.
Have you done them before?
I’ve tried to quit smoking and lose a bit of weight in the past but it’s never work.
Is anybody you know doing it?
A few of the girls in the office are trying something… stopping drinking… going to the gym.
Do you reckon they’ll keep it up?
Ed, 20, Banking Intern
Any New Year’s Resolutions?
Yeah, I’m quitting chocolate.
Why you putting yourself through that?
Girlfriend wants me to…
Kinga, 29, Bar Manager
What’s your Resolution for the New Year?
To never have hangovers.
How you going to do that?
Not quite sure yet, either I’m just not going to drink, which’ll be kinda boring or I’ll just stay permanently tipsy.
Kianu, 25, Personal Trainer
Have you ever done a New Year’s Resolution?
My resolution is to see the people I train change and become the best they can be.
Do people stick to their Resolutions where you work?
In January loads of people buy gym membership and use it for a month or so.
So not that confident then?
Two months is better than nothing.
Any personal resolutions?
I’m trying to put on 10 kilos in 10 weeks.
John, 24 & Harriet, 25, Market Research
You guys doing a New Year’s Resolution?
Harriet – Yeah, I’m doing Dry January.
Do you reckon you’ll make it?
John – Doubt she will.
Harriet – I’m meant to be meeting a guy for a drink on Thursday…
Freddy, 24, Crowdfunding
Made any Resolutions for 2016?
Yeah, me and my girlfriend are giving pottery a go.
How is it?
Not as sexy as Patrick Swayze makes it look.
Sarah, 24, Investment Banking
Any New Years Resolution?
It’s strange, in Portugal people never do it for that long.
Have you ever done one?
People make them and then don’t take them seriously, so I’ve never really done them.
Rory, 24, Market Analyst
Hi, made any New year’s Resolutions?
It’s kinda weird.
I’m trying out Spiritual Yoga.
I know right.
Johnny & Marieke, 24, Digital Media Students
Have you guys set yourself a New Year’s Resolution?
Yeah, were doing a 30 day fit challenge, yoga is involved.
Basically starting with everything that is good and quitting everything thats bad, like smoking.
Does that include Dry January?
Being sober for a month
That’s a bit far, we just came from the pub.