Are You Going To Fail With Your New Year’s Resolutions This 2019?

You have taken down the tree, returned the sweater that was the wrong size and colour, and the gingerbread house has made its way to the trash.

Now it is time to think about what is in store for the year ahead and how we can make it better.

Today we are going to look at some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, why people fail miserably at them, and how you can make it through with a successful resolution!

Popular Resolutions for the New Year

ComRes released the results of the most common New Year resolutions in a recent poll and they include:

  • Spending more time exercising.
  • Working hard to lose weight.
  • Eating healthier foods.
  • Taking an active role in their own health.
  • Taking time out to learn a new skill or hobby such as colour therapy.
  • Spending time of feeling well in life.
  • Enjoying time with family and friends.
  • Consuming less alcohol.
  • Quitting smoking.
  • Various goals.

While it would seem that the vast majority of people are interested in doing something to improve their health, it is possible to improve your financial well-being as well, according to MoneyGuru.com.

There are simple things that can be done to help improve your wellbeing and finances, such as cutting down on indulgences such as that glass of wine with every meal, which can help to save some money.

In addition, you can scrub that gym membership and simply start walking or using the steps to stay healthy and save your money as well.

Why So Many People Fail With Resolutions

Of the 2,000 British people that were surveyed by Bupa, the vast majority that planned to create a resolution had no intention of keeping it or even trying to keep it.

However, there were 52% that were going to try and create smaller resolutions in an effort to reach their overall goals.

In addition, one out of five admitted that they typically commit to resolutions that are not attainable. Woman have been found to create much more realistic goals than men do, while men intend to use some type of technology to help them reach their goals.

How You Can Actually Achieve Your Resolutions for the New Year?

Each year at midnight, people all over the globe, create a resolution; few will ever be able to achieve it.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is simply setting a goal without any plan behind it; you must know how to obtain that goal.

While you may have a great goal in mind, there needs to be some foundation that it is going to be built upon. Too many people fail because all they do is just create a goal with no further development.

When you form an action plan or a blueprint, you are creating specifics, which are going to allow you to feel much more optimistic about your future and the chance of success.

While you need a starting point such as creating the goal, there must …

YouTube Now Wishes to Work With TV

Viewing YouTube on television has more than doubled over the past twelve months with the video streaming platform now wanting to work with the broadcasters instead of being in competition with them.

Any person at YouTube’s Brandcast will have identified a very different feel to this event. In 2017, the event witnessed Google tell their advertisers that if they wanted to reach the 16 to 34-year-old demographic, they would be required to give YouTube at least 24 percent of their TV budgets. If you were to fast-forward to this year, YouTube is taking on a more collaborative approach stating that online videos and television should work together to meet each other’s best interests.

According to YouTube, while 73 percent of viewing in the United Kingdom occurs on mobile devices, the fastest-growing screen is television. We can assume that this is coming from a low base; however, the increase in ownership of smart televisions with a growing expectation among consumers to have access to content means YouTube is becoming a steady element in the living room experience. Unsurprisingly, it can be said that this is most prevalent among the millennial generation with YouTube claiming approximately 48 percent of the 16 to 34-year-old demographic watching YouTube on their TV.

A Welcome Turnaround

According to the president of EMEA business and operations at Google, Matt Brittin, one of the fastest growing screens for viewing YouTube is the large old television screen in a house’s living room. During the event last night, a brand design company informed marketers that the watch time of YouTube on television screens has doubled over the past twelve months.

This change in strategy from the YouTube company has been pending for some time. Earlier in 2018, YouTube partnered with Thinkbox, a television advertising body, to perform some research produced by the IPA. This indicated the increase in the effectiveness of marketing campaigns when YouTube and television operate together.

The research found a 54 percent increase in the approximate number of large business effects, namely the marketing impact on the company’s profitability when combining online video and television. When the television is used independently, the profitability increase drops to 32 percent, and online video exclusive use also sees a drop to 25 percent.

Lindsey Clay, Thinkbox CEO, Welcomes the Change of Heart

According to the Thinkbox CEO, Lindsey Clay, Thinkbox is delighted that YouTube is recognising the importance of television to its success and the overall success of its advertisers. She states that it should always be about the ‘and’ and never the ‘or’, and this is a very welcome turn of events. Television has an exciting future with evidence indicating that TV advertising is more effective with a large part of the profitability being due to its relationship with the online videos.

YouTube may have discovered that placing itself against television was not beneficial as companies continue to invest in television advertisements, as is seen in the increase of media spent. Working together, YouTube and television can …

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Man Cave

If you want some space to do what you want and do not really need a place for your car, you can turn your garage into your own man cave. This is much cheaper than building an extension on your home and will take less time. It is also a good way to get some extra space.

The Plan

The first step you need to take is to consider how extensive you want the conversion from garage to man cave will be. You have to consider when you are going to be using the space and how much time you are going to be spending there. If you are going to be dealing with both hot and cold weather, you need to do more to convert the space such as air conditioning and insulation. However, if you are going to be creating a simple man cave that you use mainly for socialising, you will be able to get by with less work.

This first step is very personalised because it is based on your needs. It is possible to get by with a very minimalist man cave if this is all that you need. However, if you want the area to feel like a home outside of the house, you need to put in a lot more work. If you are going to be using electronics or putting a pool table into the room, HVAC and insulation are a requirement that you need to take care of.

The Man Cave-ness

Your garage will not be a man cave without the right features. These features may be a bar area or a Babyfoot football table personal to you and your interest to make the space your own. You need to include things that will make it comfortable for you and somewhere that you will want to spend time.

The Walls

One of the steps that you have to take when making your man cave is to insulate the walls if the garage does not already have insulation. If you have a detached garage, this is very important because you will not benefit from the heating and cooling of the house that an attached garage would. If your garage is unfinished, you will be able to place the insulation between the studs of the wall and then close it up with some drywall. The drywall can then be painted any colour you want for your man cave.

However, if your garage is already finished and has drywall, it will often already have insulation. As you are hanging the drywall, you will need to make a note of where the studs are. This is important if you want to hang anything on the walls such as a flat-screen, signs or a basketball hoop.

The Floors

Most garages will have a concrete slab as their floor which can become quite cold in the winter. If you want to insulate the floors, you will need to put the insulation on the concrete and then …