New Years Resolution-Optional?

As each Christmas sadly ends, and all the tamales are eaten, new years resolutions start popping into your head. I am all for resolutions, despite knowing hardly anyone ever keeps them past January. This new January, I am on a quest to make a list of resolutions and keep them. In order to maintain my sanity, and keep a healthy dose of insanity this new year, I need to have a list of goals I must accomplish. Being at such a confusing state of my life, early twenties, there is still so much I want to do and run in so many directions that I need to keep a focused check-off list. This will create a reminder and encouragement system for myself, letting me know I am doing what I want and need to do with my young life, while it’s young.

This is my list. What’s Yours?



Also, I grabbed this from Statistic Brain and thought it was pretty interesting..looks like those in their twenties have a decent chance of keeping their resolutions!

Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2012
Lose Weight
Getting Organized
Spend Less, Save More
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
Staying Fit and Healthy
Learn Something Exciting
Quit Smoking
Help Others in Their Dreams
Fall in Love
Spend More Time with Family
News Years Resolution Statistics Data
Percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions 45%
Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions 17%
Percent of Americans who absolutlely never make New Year’s Resolutions 38%
Percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution 8%
Percent who have infrequent success 49%
Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year 24%
People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions
Type of Resolutions (Percent above 100% because of multiple resolutions) Data
Self Improvement or education related resolutions 47%
Weight related resolutions 38%
Money related resolutions 34%
Relationship related resolutions 31%
Age Success Rates Data
Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year 39%
Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year 14%

One thought on “New Years Resolution-Optional?

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