It's a brand New Year so why not make some time to match it with a brand new you? The key is to think positively and realistically about your goals for 2013 and allow yourself the time to do so.

Our top tips for a healthy and positive new year are:

1. Be active: Exercise releases feel-good endorphins and has been shown to be beneficial to your mental well-being as well as your physical fitness. Remember, you don't have to be an athlete – even a nice walk will help to clear your mind.

2. Go green: Take advantage of the natural surroundings available on your doorstep and head out for a walk with the family in the woods or the parks. Studies have shown that connecting with nature positively boosts your mood.

3. Try something new: New hobbies can exercise your mind and challenge your body – you might even surprise yourself. Why not try Sudoku, learn a new language or sign up for those lessons you've been wanting to take.  

4. Give back: Helping your community can be just as rewarding for you personally as it is for those you help. Become a volunteer with your local  charity or community group. Or, why not sign up to do a charitable walk or run and achieve two goals in one!

5. Relax: Allow MOLLY MAID to give you back the valuable gift of time to help you do the things you love.