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Most Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions

Most Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year when the phrase ‘new year, new me’ is thrown around. For a large portion of the population this is the time of the year to reflect on the previous one – and set themselves goals for the next one. But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.

Some of the most popular new years resolutions include:

Drinking Less

Christmas & new year are without doubt the booziest times of the year, this can encourage people to dry and have a ‘dry January’ in which they wont have an alcoholic drink for the whole of that month. Drinking less is undoubtedly good for you: it’s better for your health, your wallet and probably your reputation however a large majority of people who make this resolution fail to cut down or quit.

Getting ‘Fit’

You undoubtedly have heard this one before, whether it’s eating less or exercising more – after weeks of eating excessively people usually disapprove of that Christmas belly that crept up. Each January, fitness clubs offer deals and promotions to those who want to make good on their resolutions, however research shows that 60% of these memberships don’t get used and that attendance in gyms is back to normal by mid February

Spend less time on Facebook / Twitter

This may have previously been an unusual resolution however I personally have seen many people claim to be trying this one for 2016 (ironically on Facebook). Social media can be a great thing, however many people are reliant on it and would struggle to go a day without it. The reason I predict this one will be a commonly broken one is because of the ease of accessibility to social media

I have also created a survey to discover what kinds of New Years resolutions were made by our Facebook followers –