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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions in the Middle East for 2013

Posted by Reem Boudraa December 24, 2012 0 Comment 6914 views

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The end of the year is always a good time to think about what we want to do differently next year. Many of you will resolve to do a whole host of things in 2013. Some will vow to eat healthier, lose weight, or save money – while others will pledge to land a new job, get a promotion, or earn more money. But, what do people in the Middle East look forward to change? We’ve done the research and we bring you the top 5 New Year’s resolutions in the Middle East for 2013.

Before we go on and list the top New Year’s resolutions in the Middle East for 2013, it is worthwhile to note that Bayt.com had previously gauged the feelings of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa earlier this year, and found that professionals in the Middle East and North Africa have overall positive expectations for better economic, business and employment prospects in 2013.

Following from these results, a more recent poll by Bayt.com on the Top New Year’s Resolutions among professionals in the Middle East and North Africa showed that 75.3% of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa are feeling positive about what 2013 has to bring (if that’s not a majority!)

Bayt.com poll also showed that, in addition to personal resolutions, most people in the Middle East have career-related resolutions. Moreover, 82.3% of respondents said they usually stick to their resolutions – both personal and professional – and follow them until they are all fulfilled. Well done, MENA.

So here they are, the top 5 career-related resolutions among professionals in the Middle East:

  1. Get a better job
  2. Get a higher salary
  3. Get a degree
  4. Be more productive
  5. Develop leadership skills

Our list of resolutions wouldn’t be complete without mentioning these top 5 personal resolutions for 2013:

  1. Save more money
  2. Work on personal grooming
  3. Work on spirituality and personal growth
  4. Spend more quality time with family
  5. Work out more

All in all, the outlook is extremely positive for the year to come, as more than half of professionals in the Middle East are confident of their ability to make 2013 their best year yet. How’s that for a start to the New Year? Oh, and Happy New Year MENA!

Now, what are YOUR resolutions for the New Year? Do you usually keep the resolutions you make at the end of each year? Share with us your 2013 resolutions!

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About Reem Boudraa

Reem Boudraa

Reem is a writer from Amman. A former PR Executive, Reem specializes in Marketing and Communications. In her free time, Reem reads and rescues animals. You can follow her on Twitter at @reemboudraa.

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