We all tend to want to make New Year's Resolutions. We make resolutions that will change our lives, make us better, and we expect them to happen right away. Unfortunately, it takes a while to change anything in our lives.
In addition, most of the resolutions we make, we are unable to keep. When I lived near a gym years ago, membership would double in January because people started coming 5 days a week and within 6 weeks, they quit coming. I think they dove in too deeply.
According to Time Magazine, these are the Top Ten Broken Resolutions.
1. Lose Weight and Get Fit
2. Quit Smoking
3. Learn Something New
4. Eat Healthier and Diet
5. Get Out of Debt and Save Money
6. Spend More Time with Family
7. Travel to New Places
8. Be Less Stressed
10. Drink More Water.
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute less than half of those making New Year's Resolutions actually maintain them for 6 months or longer. This means that the majority of people who make resolutions will not keep them.
Perhaps its because they make too many? Perhaps, they try to dive in and do all of them at once? Perhaps, they just give up if they mess up. I don't usually make new resolutions but settle on continuing a couple of good habits. If I mess up, I start again on the following day because I figure everyone messes up and we are all human.