Most of us seem to think there is something magical that occurs at the stroke of midnight on December 31st. Why do we feel that this moment in time is more consistent in keeping with a personal commitment than any other day of the year?
Strength in Numbers
But what about seeing the resolution through. I observe something firsthand in January. I have belonged to the same gym for years now. The gym is at moderate capacity throughout the year. My classes run about 10-13 people. In January until about the first week in March, there is standing room only with the class size reaching 30-40 people. By the end of March, we are back down to the "normal" amount of people.
According to statistics, only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolution. Based on a 2012 list from Time Magazine, here are some of the most commonly broken resolutions: Lose weight, get fit, quit smoking, eat healthier, save money, travel more, drink less, and manage stress. With a 92% failure rate, there is a term for refusal to change, followed by trying and failing. It is called "false hope syndrome". That's right, there is actually a definition for failing to keep a New Year’s resolution.
4 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail:
1. You aren't doing it for yourself. For example, your spouse wants you to lose weight. you have to want it for yourself.
Let’s not make 2018 the year we become part of the dismal 92% failure rate, with my…
8 Ways to Help You KEEP Your New Year’s Resolution:
1. Keep your resolution SMART
So there you have it. 8 ways to increase your chances of securing your slot in that 8% who keep their resolutions for 2018. 8 for 8 in 18. Sounds like a winning combination!
Good Luck and Happy New Year!