Thursday, December 11, 2014

So what’s your New Year’s resolution going to be this year?

As the final days of 2014 quickly race towards their inevitable end, I find myself thinking about what changes I would like to make in my life during the New Year.  Like many of us I am already beginning to wonder what New Year’s resolutions I should resolve myself to. If you’re like me you’ve done this many times in the past but how many of the resolutions did you really stick to?

Of course many of us make the same promises to ourselves every year such as quitting smoking, drinking less or losing weight. But more often than not we quickly fail to achieve our newly set goals and soon they are all but forgotten. As I sat and pondered what resolutions I could make this year and actually succeed at I began to wonder if anyone ever really manages to make a change for the better. All of this deep thought prompted me to do a bit of research and I found out some very interesting facts about New Year’s resolutions!

A study was released earlier this year in the Journal of Clinical Psychology at the University of Scranton and to my surprise it turns out that more than 1/3 of us don’t even bother to make resolutions for the New Year! There are a lot of interesting stats in the report about this age old tradition and I found it to be very interesting. The following chart is a summary of what the study revealed and I must say that I was surprised by some of the results of the survey.

Take a few moments to look it over and if you have any unique or different resolutions for yourself, I’d love to hear about them! 

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