Resolutions

Resolutions

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HABIT FORMATION AND CHANGE

A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. In this article, we discuss New Year’s resolutions, and why it can be challenging to keep these resolutions (and resolutions generally).

Given this, a survey* was conducted that asked the question as to whether a person thought that they would keep the New Year’s resolutions that they had recently made.

Here are the results of the survey, broken down into groups:
Millennials. 93% said yes, and 7% said no.
Generation Xers. 91% said yes, and 9% said no.
Baby Boomers. 84% said yes, and 16% said no.

However, when taking a closer look at the results from other related surveys (the below table), it would appear that some of us may be continuously rolling over our New Year’s resolutions from one year to the next.

 
Top New Year’s Resolutions Across The Years *
2017 2018 2019
Be a better person Eat healthier Diet or eat healthier
Lose weight Get more exercise Exercise more
Exercise more Save more money Lose weight
Spend less money, save more Focus on self-care Save more and spend less
Improve health Read more Learn a new skill or hobby
Eat healthier Make new friends Quit smoking
Stop smoking Learn a new skill Read more
Get a better job Get a new job Find another job
Increase family time Take up a new hobby Drink less alcohol
Enjoy life I don’t plan on making resolutions Spend more time with family/friends
* Statista survey(s) conducted on the U.S. population, which may not be representative of the AUS population.

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