The Top 10 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

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Each and every year millions of people close out the year with a few New Year’s resolutions. Choosing to make positive changes in their life in order to start a new year fresh. At the end of the year we all have such hope for a bright, fresh start in the coming new year — but oftentimes it’s incredible hard to stick with our New Year’s resolutions. Let’s take a look at the 10 most common New Year’s resolutions and how you can stick to them!

  1. Exercise more
  2. Get organized
  3. Learn a new skill or hobby
  4. Lose weight
  5. Quit smoking
  6. Live life to the fullest
  7. Save more money / spend less money
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Read more
  10. Travel more

A study that was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that just 46% of those who set goals for the new year were able to achieve them. That implies that more than 50% of those who make resolutions for the new year will not succeed!

The best way to keep your resolution is to make a plan and stick to it! Set a goal that motivates you and one that will allow you to witness the change. When a person sees actual positive change in their life, it is easier to keep going with their plan and resolution.

Mentally prepare for the resolution. Get yourself psyched up to crush your new goal or goals!

Don’t go crazy on setting too many resolutions! Choose one or two things that you want to make happen, focus on them and get it done! If you choose too many resolutions you will get overwhelmed and more than likely give up on all of your resolutions.