Monday, 31 December 2012

What will you resolve to do?

According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, reported third party, the top ten New Year resolutions are as follows;

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Getting Organised
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Staying Fit and Healthy
  6. Learn Something Exciting
  7. Quit Smoking
  8. Help Others in Their Dreams
  9. Fall in Love
  10. Spend More Time with Family

This was a study of Americans and the same statistics claim that 45% of Americans usually make a New Years Resolution of one kind or another with only 8% successful in achieving their resolution. 75% last a week and only 46% are still maintaining their resolution after 6 months.

The study lists a lot of confusing statistics but one interesting claim that the study makes is that people who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions. Ten times...that means that 0.8% are successful in achieving a resolution they didn't actually make? Nice work.

Good luck with yours. Remember if you tell they don't come true, or is that wishes. I'm confused.

Happy New Year.

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