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Published: 23rd Dec 2014

It's that time of year again. There are only a few days of the year left and if you haven't already, you should really be thinking about your new year's resolution. 

Of course, actually following through on your resolution is often easier said than done. According to research from the Mental Health Institute, close to 80 per cent of people fail to fulfil their new year's resolutions. Here at Avonline, we think that if there's one resolution you do your utmost to keep in 2015, it should be improving your broadband connection.

Benefits galore

Why should getting a better broadband service be on your resolutions list? The answer is because an improved level of connectivity can really serve to enhance your day-to-day life. We are living in a digital world and if your broadband is not fast enough to keep up, you might get left behind.

The benefits of a faster connection are many. For a start, you'll be able to browse the web at will and engage in popular online leisure activities such as streaming films, TV shows and music. There are more practical benefits too: depending on your job you might be able to work from home, while if you have kids, it has been proven that education is boosted by internet access. 

Make 2015 count

Having a good broadband service could even help you fulfil some of your other resolutions and make sure you don't fall into that 80 per cent. How is this possible? Well, if you're hoping to get into shape in the new year, there's no better place to research gyms and sports clubs than on the web. Furthermore, there is also all sorts of information on the net about what you can do to get fit.

Research from YouGov has revealed 51 per cent of people use the start of a new year to try and exercise more, while 47 per cent make a resolution to lose weight. Another way broadband could help you achieve this goal is by investing in one of the numerous smart devices that have recently hit the market.

These gadgets, which are often in the form of a watch or something similar, can be worn while you exercise and track your progress on aspects such as distance covered and calories burned. This information can then be uploaded to the web, allowing you to track your progress and share it with others.

How else can broadband help with new year's resolutions? If you're one of the 22 per cent of people who pledge to follow a career ambition in the new year, the web is the ideal place to start. Indeed, it's now near impossible to find the latest job vacancies if you aren't online. 

Another common new year's resolution is for people to get out there and start looking for a significant other. One way of doing this is online dating. Indeed, according to eHarmony, the majority of couples will actually meet via the web as soon as 2031. So why not invest in better broadband now and get a head start?