Did you know that January 17th is Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day? Do you know that, according to some studies, almost 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions abandon them at some point during the year and only about 12 percent succeed with their resolutions? Many people even carry over their resolutions from year to year, hoping the next year will be better for meeting success.
Why do we make New Year’s resolutions? We make them because we’re trying to make behavioral changes. And if we change our behaviors for long enough, we’ve created new habits. And habits, unless we purposefully break them, are generally here to stay.
Perhaps this year I can help you take a different approach to your resolutions to make it easier to succeed. Below are my 10 tips for following through on your New Year’s resolutions:
Happy New Year! Enjoy your new habits!