Interesting Facts About New Year’s Resolutions
- About 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.
- One out of every three people ditch their vows by the end of January.
- By the end of the year, over 90% of resolutions will have failed.
- Only 38% of Americans say they never make New Year’s resolutions.
- In spite of these statistics, resolutions are worth setting and keeping.
- Success may be easier if we change the way that we think about resolutions. Read more to learn how.
If 2016 is like most years, the top resolutions will be:
- Lose Weight
- Get & Stay Organized
- Spend Less and Save More
- Enjoy Life to the Fullest
- Get Fit and Stay Healthy
- Learn Something New
- Stop Smoking
- Help Others Make Their Dreams Come True
- Fall in Love
- Spend More Time with Loved Ones
All of these New Year’s resolution are worth the effort, but there is a better way to think about them.
- Make daily resolutions and take things one day at a time. Think about these words of wisdom: “…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
- If you lose a battle, don’t surrender, keep fighting! One dessert too many or one missed workout will not make you obese. Treating yourself to an expensive indulgence will usually not bankrupt you. Only giving up will surely lose the war!
- Choose to really love yourself and others every day. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…read more.”
- Be honest with yourself, but focus on the positive: “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (read in context).
- Be patient. You can’t plant a seed this morning and pick fruit from the tree that it may eventually become this evening. Any resolution worth keeping takes time, patience, care, focus…love.
Your friends at Dry Solutions hope that 2016 is the year that all of your resolutions succeed, one day, one hour… one moment at a time.
Happy New Year!