New Year New Me!
I’ve always been a bit cynical when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions. In the past, I’ve had all the best intentions but never see them through. I have even been one of those people who join the gym, to only keep it up for a few weeks (if that!) to never set foot in the place again. The thought has always been there but life just gets in the way and the novelty wears off. I know this is normal and I’m definitely not the only person to do this!
It’s everyone’s favourite question come January though isn’t it? “Have you got any New Year’s Resolutions?”. It got me thinking about all the different types of resolutions people set for themselves. Some say they are going to concentrate on getting fit, some say they want to lose a few pounds. Other people like to concentrate on things like getting the house decorated and modernised while others about focus their energies on things that will help them emotionally long term, such as putting themselves first more or doing activities that take themselves out of their comfort zones.
The thing is, we can likely go head-on into these resolutions without thinking them through. I took up running a few years ago and I didn’t ever think about what I might do if I got injured, because it’s always a what if, isn’t it?
Would you know what to do if you fell and hurt yourself because of uneven pavements or road surfaces? If you hurt yourself whilst playing for the local football team, would you know how to perhaps get something that was owed to you?
Many people take up cycling or similar road sports but what happens if you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault?
How about if a product that you have been using was faulty and caused you harm? Did you know that you might be able to make a claim against the manufacturer? It doesn’t stop there either. If you are perhaps taking time out to look after yourself a bit more and enjoying a pamper, if something goes wrong with treatments and you haven’t signed a liability form, you could also have a good cause for a claim. The same goes if you get food poisoning. It sounds cheesy and it’s the age-old cliche, but ‘where there is blame, there is a claim!’
Making a claim
We all want to stay safe all year round, so it’s worth knowing that law firms like Slater and Gordon are there to help you if you ever have a query or need to make a claim if and when something goes wrong. There is never any harm in making the enquiries if you think that you may be entitled to some compensation, don’t ever assume that it wouldn’t be worth it.
So as we creep further and further into the new year I have considered dusting my trainers off and taking up running again, I’ve been putting it off for too long. Perhaps when the nights get a bit lighter I will. At least that way I’ll be safer. I’m more likely to be seen by traffic and less likely to fall over when I can see where I’m going.
Whilst it’s great to commit to New Years Resolutions, it’s also very important to stay safe doing them. After all, if you’re not, is it really worth it?
Have you taken up any New Year’s Resolutions this year? How successful have resolutions been in the past? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to know.