The Real Numbers On New Year’s Resolutions
Just about every Jersey Shore resident will make a New Year's resolution for 2020, but before you do, you might want to absorb some statistics.
If you are planning on making a change in 2020, and you're hoping your New Year's resolution will kick start it, the data may suggest you shouldn't put that much pressure on the resolution.
Here are the cold hard facts compiled by the New York Post last year. According to the research, the countdown on the end of your resolution has already begun. Here are some of the cold hard facts.
Research by Strava suggests the last day of your resolution will be January 12th.
A University of Scranton study says only 8% of people reach their resolution goals, meaning more than 9 in 10 don't. They say only 80% are able to stick to their resolution.
The main reason for the lack of success is considered to be unrealistic expectations, and that makes sense. it makes us all feel good to think big and have lofty goals, but those optimistic ideas often lead to a less than desired goal.
So, how do we create a good resolution? The NY Post article includes some suggestions of what questions to ask yourself compiled by a lecturer at Harvard Medical School.Here they are...
Why do you want to make the change?
Is your goal concrete and measurable?
What's your plan?
Who can support you as you work toward change?
How will you celebrate your victories?
Good luck with your resolutions this year and Happy New Year!
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