Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What are the most common New Year’s resolutions and how long does the average person keep theirs?

The top 10 resolutions of 2015/16:
1. Lose weight
2. Get organized
3. Spend less, save more
4. Enjoy life to the fullest
5. Stay fit and healthy
6. Learn something exciting
7. Quit smoking
8. Help others achieve their dreams
9. Fall in love
10. Spend more time with family

A 2007 study from University of Bristol found that 88 per cent of people who make New Year's resolutions fail - while the NHS reckon only one in ten of us will be successful. While research by private health company Bupa was slightly more positive, and found that just 63 per cent of people failed in 2015. Of those polled by Bupa, nearly half of Brits (43%) lasted less than a month, and 66 per cent lasted one month or less. While 80 per cent of people didn't make it to the end of March before going back to their old ways.

Top 10 tips to achieving your New Year's resolution:

1. Only make one resolution
2. Don't wait until New Year's Eve to set your goal
3. Don't attempt previously failed resolutions
4. Don't base your goal on what everyone else is doing
5. Break your goal into a series of time-based steps
6. Tell your friends and family what you're aiming for
7. Regularly remind yourself of the benefits
8. Give yourself small rewards for achieving your each step
9. Make your plans and progress concrete by writing it down
10. Expect to have small set-backs, and don't make these a reason to give up altogether.

No comments:

Post a Comment