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Fast Facts About New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on: January 2, 2009

  • 63% of people say they are keeping their resolutions after two months
  • 67% of people make three or more resolutions
  • Top four resolutions:
    1. Increase exercise
    2. Be more conscientious about work or school
    3. Develop better eating habits
    4. Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs (including caffeine)
  • People make more resolutions to start a new habit than to break an old one.

Source:

Schwarz, Joel. How to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions, researchers find commitment is the secret of success. University of Washington. 23 December 1997. December 20 2007.

Related Article: New Year’s Resolution: Four tips for writing your personal commandments.

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