How are those New Year’s resolutions going?
According to researchers, less than 50% of people make New Year’s resolutions, with the the majority of those making them hoping to achieve goals of self-improvement and education.
Of those people who do make resolutions, they are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.
However, of those who do make resolutions it is estimated that only 75% of those resolutions are maintained in the first week of the new year and of that 75%, only 71% in the second week and 61% after January.
This year alone, according to research in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2014 are:
1 Lose Weight
2 Getting Organised
3 Spend Less, Save More
4 Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5 Staying Fit and Healthy
6 Learn Something Exciting
7 Quit Smoking
8 Help Others in Their Dreams
9 Fall in Love
10 Spend More Time with Family
Which begs the question, what were your New Year’s resolution? Have you maintained it?
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