HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 RESOLUTIONS

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 RESOLUTIONS

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 1st January 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

INCLUDING TOP 10 & TOP 24 OF THE DAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

 Here we are the first day of January 2022. A brand-new year!

What do you do to get it off to a brilliant start? You just have to make a list of New year’s Resolutions to set about breaking to my January bearable.

  1. Exercise more
  2. Lose weight
  3. Get organized
  4. Learn a new skill or hobby
  5. Live life to the fullest
  6. Save more money / spend less money
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Travel more
  10. Read more

They are so dull and unimaginative.

Research conducted by Strava, the social network for athletes, has discovered that Wednesday, January 12 is the fateful day of most New Year’s resolutions.

After analysing more than 31.5 million online global activities last January, Strava was able to pinpoint the date when most people report failing their resolution.

“Sticking to resolutions is hard and we all know there’s a lot of talk and pressure in January about getting fitter and being healthier,” Gareth Mills from Strava told The Independent.

“A key factor in success is motivation and analysing millions of activity uploads, we’ve been able to pinpoint the day your motivation is most likely to waver.”

There is no wonder with a list so lack lustre. Think of some exciting, fun and worthwhile resolutions and you’ll have more incentive to stick to them.

20 Unusual New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Get your photo taken in five interesting places. …
  2. Learn a decent party trick. …
  3. Break a record. …
  4. Make a new friend a month. …
  5. Develop a good relationship with your body. …
  6. Learn something you never learned as a child. …
  7. Try a new food each week. …
  8. Make the usual unusual.
  9. Check Facts Before Sharing on Social Media.
  10. Stop Procrastinating, But Not Today.
  11. Wash My Bras More Often. (Don’t know where that came from. I don’t even own a bra.)
  12. Stop lifting things from other Blogs.
  13. Laugh more and more each day.
  14. Don’t Make Any New Year’s Resolutions.
  15. Work “Time will tell” into conversation at least once a week.
  16. Practice the pause. When you feel yourself getting reactionary, pause and excuse yourself so you can respond from a place of love instead.
  17. Listen to more good music that makes you feel good.
  18. I will not act my age.
  19. I will find out why the correspondence course on “Mail Fraud” that I purchased never showed up.
  20. I will be more imaginative.
  21. Draw up a list of people who were nasty to you in the past year, get your own back on them in the next year!
  22. Learn to Be Happier.
  23. Have Better Sex

Any healthy relationship requires a good deal of intimacy, and sex can actually help keep us mentally and physically healthy]. The idea is to make it a fun and rewarding experience, and this is something that comes with practice and exercise.

  1. Start Writing a Book/Journal.

My new year resolution? Buy more shoes, drink more wine, and don’t worry about the gym. I can do this.

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

The most fun part about making New Year’s resolutions is breaking New Year’s resolutions.

I usually make resolutions when I am drunk, that way I never remember them.

I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.

My New Year’s resolution is to be more positive and less sarcastic. Like I won’t screw that up right away.

Page 1 of 365.

2022: Make me happy!

Cheers my dears!

Dear 2022, I’m ready for ya.

Before I agree to 2022, I need to see some terms & conditions.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

~Bill Vaughan

I can’t wait to control-alt-delete 2021 and start anew.

Let us celebrate this New Year’s Eve in honour of the time we successfully wasted this year.

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.

~Brad Paisley

9pm is the new midnight.

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

My new year resolution? Buy more shoes, drink more wine, and don’t worry about the gym. I can do this.

I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.

My New Year’s resolution is to be more positive and less sarcastic. Like I won’t screw that up right away.

Let’s do this.

2022: Make me happy!

Our lives, our time, our year!

Cheers my dears!

Dear 2022, I’m ready for ya.

365 New Days.

365 New Chances.

2022, just be nice to everyone. K?

2022, please be more fun.

2021 Survivor.

Repeating 2021?

Heck, NO!

Alexa, Skip to Spring.

They say the New Year is a blank book, but I have writer’s block.

Dear love, success, money, and happiness,

Please can we be good friends in 2022?

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.

~Brad Paisley

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…a New Year 2022

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Last year’s resolution was to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. Only 30 pounds to go.

LOVE IS…

Love is…dancing into a New Year together

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to bring the year 2021 to an end…A time to begin the year 2022

MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!

Vinyl sales soared again in 2021, thanks to Abba

By Mark Savage – BBC Music Correspondent

Abba’s Voyage became the fastest-selling vinyl release of the 2000s.

Albums by Adele, Abba and Ed Sheeran helped vinyl sales in the UK top five million for the first time since 1991.

Almost a quarter of the albums bought this year (23%) were on vinyl, with Abba’s Voyage the biggestseller.

It marks the format’s 14th consecutive year of growth, with sales up by 8% on 2020.

Sales of CDs continued to fall. Just 14 million discs were bought – the lowest figure since 1988, six years after the format was introduced in the UK.

However, the drop-off in CD sales was smaller than in recent years, with sales decreasing by 12%, compared to nearly a third in 2020.

That’s partly because artists like Abba and Adele appeal to older listeners, who still prefer the format.

Music industry body the BPI said it hoped that the reduced demand for CDs was “bottoming out” after years of decline.

Vinyl shortage

The vinyl resurgence continued in 2021 despite serious delays in manufacturing, caused by a combination of Covid, supply-chain issues and labour shortages, as well as a scarcity of raw materials like PVC and paper products.

One report blamed Adele for further clogging up the world’s vinyl plants with pre-orders for her new album, 30 – but her order of 500,000 records only accounted for 0.3% of the LPs pressed this year. (A bigger problem is that demand for vinyl outstrips manufacturing capacity by a factor of 2:1).

Adele’s 30 has achieved the majority of its sales on physical formats, bucking industry trends

In the end, Adele’s return was eclipsed by that of Abba, who took the world by surprise in September by announcing their first album of new material in more than 40 years.

Titled Voyage, it shifted 29,891 copies in its first week on sale, following an extensive pre-order campaign that gave fans early access to tickets for the Swedes’ virtual concerts next year.

Voyage duly became the fastest seller on vinyl this century, according to the Official Charts Company.

Best-selling vinyl albums 2021. Predicted figures based on sales to date.  .

Cassette sales, while representing a tiny fraction of the music market, also increased for a ninth consecutive year.

Final figures for 2021 are likely to show that around 190,000 tapes were purchased in the past 12 months, up by around 20% year on year.

It’s the format’s most successful year since 2003, when Now 54 was the year’s biggest seller on cassette.

The revival arguably has more to do with marketing than any real appetite for the format, however.

Most artists now offer signed cassettes on their official website, frequently in bundles with CD or vinyl copies of the same album.

Fans often have no choice but to accept the cassette as part of the bundle; and each copy of the record handily counts as a separate sale on the official chart.

Best-selling cassettes 2021. Predicted figures based on sales to date.

Sales of physical formats are dwarfed by the popularity of streaming, which accounted for 80.6% of music consumption in 2020.

Even so, having an album available on CD and vinyl plays a pivotal role in artists reaching number one.

Adele’s 30, for example, has seen 75% of its chart sales attributable to physical format purchases during its five-week reign at the top of the charts.

Despite that, streaming’s share of the market is thought to have increased further this year.

The BPI will report that data, along with the year’s final music consumption figures, on 4 January.

 

 

 

 

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