Rarely Kept New Year’s Resolutions



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With December just beginning, the year is nearing a close. As the new year rolls around, people are starting to declare their resolutions to change for the better, but usually forget about them within the month of January and slip up.Even so, according to Forbes Magazine, only 8% of people achieve their resolutions. So, what are the most common resolutions people make, and rarely keep?

One of the most common (and broken) resolutions for the new year; according to TIME magazine is planning to lose weight and eat healthier. Many tend to be overweight, or are just unhappy with the way their body looks, and plan to put a stop to their bad habits when it comes to daily activity and eating. However, due to levels of stress and being too busy, people who choose this resolution usually forget about it, or give it up.

Another failed resolution many people make is the plan to spend more time with family. Usually, work and school interferes with this plan and not much changes the following year.

Another resolution, according to nielsen.com, is the plan to live life to the fullest. As cheesy and vague as it sounds, 1/4 of people choose to play by the resolution every New Year’s. Living life to the fullest could also stand for a number of things; whether it means taking more vacations from daily work or school, planning more activities to do with your family, or just enjoying yourself more often. However, work and daily plans tend to get the best of those who want to make this resolution.

So, how can you make your own resolution this year, and actually stick to it? Forbes Magazine says to keep your resolution simple, and tangible. It’s also not a bad idea to pick one thing and stick to it, and to stay determined. With that in mind, hopefully you can now make the best of your resolution and make the changes you want for the better in 2017.


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