useful verbs to describe new year's resolutions

Phrasal Verbs for your New Year’s Resolutions

Apparently about 60% of people make new year’s resolutions, however only around 8% are successful in achieving them. Here are some useful verbs from your Scrambled Eggs team to help you describe what you’re trying this year.

Firstly, how about starting something new this year? Maybe something you’ve wanted to do for a long time?

learn new skills by accident

How do you feel about picking up something new? Too busy? Then try this one:

practice and improve old skills

If you’re too lazy to improve or develop talents, then there’s always Netflix for when you have some free time:

catch up on missed episodes of Netflix

Some people are more organised than others, and possibly tidier than them too, but everyone has to face the same problems of junk at some point in the year:

get rid of the junk in your apartment or office

Now let’s have a look at one of the most common new year’s resolutions – starting a diet:

cut down on activities for the new year

New year = new you? Then how about focusing on the way you interact with other people around you:

get along better with colleagues

What do you think about starting a diet? If it seems like a good idea now, just remember that you can’t quit after just a few weeks:

See new year's resolutions through to the end

And there you go! 7 new phrasal verbs for you to use when you speak English. Think you can use these verbs in conversation? Try chatting with a friend about your new year’s resolutions, or leave a comment below about what you’re trying this year!

If you want to practice them a bit more, have a go at the quiz below:

Phrasal verbs for new year's resolutions

Test your knowledge of the phrasal verbs!

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