10 Interesting Facts About New Year’s Resolutions
We all know one fact about New Year’s resolutions that we’d rather hide (basically that we never stick to our own resolutions), but what are 10 interesting facts that you didn’t know? In this article, Beauty and Tips finds out.
A new year means a new, fitter, healthier you. 2018 is the year you’ll lose weight, join a gym, travel the world and get a new job! So many of us make resolutions like this. Whether it’s the fact that we’ve got a chance to metaphorically wipe the slate clean and start afresh, or whether we’ve had too much champagne, many of us make wildly ambitious goals on new years eve – and many of us fail to stick to them! Indeed, as another year comes to a close, the last thing we want is our know-it-all friend to remind us that, rather than make brand new resolutions, shouldn’t we try and finish the last ones off we made, no? Um, don’t know what you’re talking about, friend! The thing with new year’s resolutions is that they can change our lives for the better if we’re determined and motivated to make the changes happen. However, we’re not here to motivate you. Instead, we’re here to to take a look at 10 interesting facts about new year’s resolutions. Let’s take a look!
Here Is How Many Americans Make A New Year’s Resolution Each Year
Okay, you already know that a lot of people make new year’s resolutions. There is your mom who is more determined than ever to give up smoking, your best friend who WILL own the scales this year, as well as your dad who, well, who plans to watch less sport. (okay dad, whatever you say!) However, only 45% of American’s make a new year’s resolution each year. That’s less than half, which is surprising, at least. Does this mean that half of America has woken up to the fact that new year’s resolutions don’t really work?!
And Here Is How Many People Claim To Never Make A Resolution
We all know someone who returns to the office on new year’s and responds with a grumpy “NO” when a colleague asks them if they made a new year’s resolution. We can tell just by looking at them that they made a resolution and are in a bad mood because they’ve already broken it many times! See, although almost 40% of people claim that they never make a resolution, we all know that deep down most people do. They’d just rather not admit it, right?!
Here Is The Most Common Resolution
As another year draws to a close, people start to think about the things they need to do more of next year. They start to lament the fact that they’re still stuck in a job they hate, or that they’re still in debt. Some people are annoyed that they’ve gained even more weight rather than lost any, while still others just want to quit smoking. Many, however, want to start exercising in the new year. Exercise is now the number one new year’s resolution. More and more of us want to get fitter and healthier, and now realise how important some amount of exercise is in our life. However …
New Year’s Resolutions Rarely Last
Sure, many of us would dearly love to exercise and get fitter. “This is the year I join the gym and work out at least four times a week!” we defiantly proclaim on new year’s eve. Unfortunately, the fact is that resolutions usually fail after the first week. In fact, as many as 22% resolutions don’t make it past the crucial first week, while 40% have been forgotten about after a month. To make sure you don’t fail, you’ve gotta keep reminding yourself of your goals and why you made a resolution in the first place.
The Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions of 2017
Wanting to exercise more and lose weight is the most common new year’s resolution, and it was the most popular of 2017. But what others were popular? Here is a list:
- Be a nicer person
- Save more money
- Learn something new
- Do more reading
- Get a new career
- Sleep more (!)
- Meet new people/make new friends
- Cut down on drinking
Interesting. Which ones resonate with you?
… And The Most Commonly Broken Resolution Is …
You guessed it – exercise!
Lots Of Us Make Our Resolutions Late
Most resolutions are made between December 28th and January 1st (65%), but lots of people don’t make a new year’s resolution until the end of January.
More Vehicles Are Stolen On New Year’s Than On Any Other Holiday
New years is supposed to be a time when we forgive, forget, rejoice and look forward to new things with the people we love. It’s a time to be thankful for what we have, as well as to set goals and look to the future with our friends and families. Unfortunately, there are some mean people out there, and new year’s eve is popular with car thieves who want to ruin things for everyone. Wherever you go this year, make sure your car is safe.
Eat Leafy Greens On New Year’s And Prosperity Is Coming Your Way
We can only assume that desperate parents who want their children to eat more greens came up with this one. According to legend, if you make it a resolution to eat lots of leafy greens on new year’s day, such as spinach and kale, you can look forward to lots of prosperity in the year ahead. And who knows? It might even increase your chances of sticking to your resolutions!
New Year’s Resolutions Usually Fail Because There Was No Clear Goal
It usually isn’t for a lack of effort that we fail to stick to resolutions. Instead, it’s down to the lack of a clear enough goal. Be specific about what you want, be reasonable, and be clear.