It is that time of year again – when everyone starts thinking about what New Years Resolutions they ought to make for the next year. You want to make sure that you make yourself a better person in the year ahead; so what kind of resolutions will you make? What area of your life should you enhance this season?

To figure it out, maybe the top 10 new years resolutions that people make each year might help you out:

1. Lose Weight

This resolution has been at the top of the list for the last few years, and it’ll continue to be at the top given that over half of the US population is overweight. In fact, globally obesity is becoming a big problem too. If you want to lose weight this year, there are dozens of ways to lose weight and exercise more (see resolution #3 below).

2. Get Out of Debt

Even though most individuals don’t share it with their friends, there are a lot of people in debt. So if getting out of debt is one of your new year’s resolutions, you are not alone. There are many tools you can use to help you spend less money as well as start saving money so that you can escape debt sooner.

3. Get in Shape

After long hard days spent in front of a desk at our computers or straight away at our jobs, it truly is not surprising that we don’t make the time to get in shape and regular exercise. Time and motivation are both important elements to achieving this new years resolution.

4. Time Management

Regardless of the hours, we spend at work, we just don’t get all our work done, and we feel overwhelmed. Managing our time better seems like the solution, but who has the time to set aside to learn how to do it! Now’s the time, especially when we feel like we don’t have enough time to spend with loved ones and those we care about.

There are ways to create everything that you want and make it fit into your schedule, once you learn to manage your time better. This is a great resolution to tackle, and it is straightforward to achieve if you have the correct resources and help.

5. Quit Smoking

This new years resolution is one (in addition to losing weight) that can save your life. Though finally quitting smoking is very hard, there are a lot of resources and products out there that will help you do it – regardless of how long you have been smoking – they can help you finally quit smoking.

6. Get Organized

Clutter kills or at least this is the way it feels. But getting organized is something that’s not as simple as it seems, but with a little bit of elbow grease and a plan of attack, this is the one resolution which you can easily tackle and finish the fastest.

7. Quit Drinking

If you know that you drink too much, this is the best time to stop. Quitting can be a very tough challenge if you try to do it all on your own, but there are some organizations and resources out there that can help you eventually quit. The sooner you reach out to them, the quicker you can be on the road to recovery.

8. Start a Home Business

If you are trying to earn a little money on the side as well as your full time job or you need to earn a full-time income in the comfort of your home, then this is a great resolution for you. As a result of the power (and low-cost nature) of the internet, anybody with a computer and internet connection can start an online business in just a couple of days. Whether you want to sell your products or tap into powerful sites like eBay or Amazon.com, now is the right time to get moving on beginning that home-based business.

9. Enjoy Life More

With everything you are responsible for at work and home, sometimes it’s difficult to enjoy life and have a little fun for a change. Life is short, however, and there is always a way to find a little time to both do what you enjoy more, as well as enjoy what you are doing more. If you change your outlook on life a bit, you will find that many things that you do each day can be more enjoyable and you will find that you will be a lot happier.

10. Charity/Help Others

You may already be giving a lot to others, or perhaps you only want to start helping others, but this new years resolution, while at the base of the top ten surely is a great resolution to take on. There are a lot of ways to give, and many don’t involve giving money. You can give your time, donate some of your old clothes or get involved in your local community. Time, money, possessions, you name it, there is a way to help others and feel great at the same time.

As you can see, all these top New Years Resolutions will allow you to improve not just your life, but your health and happiness as well. Take action today and set a new years resolution for yourself which will have you living the lifestyle you have always wanted to.