17 Most Common New Year Resolutions
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

17 Most Common New Year Resolutions

The resolutions we don't keep...

17 Most Common New Year Resolutions

It's that time of year where we start thinking fresh, dare ourselves to do new things, and cut the bad things out of our lives. New Year resolutions always start off great. We can keep them for maybe a month and then we just give up. I have research 20 of the most common New Year Resolutions we all have every new year.

17. Lose weight

It’s the most common resolution counting for about 25% of all New Year resolutions. Unfortunately, our determination usually lasts just a few weeks.

16. Go to the gym

Going to the gym goes under losing weight. Most people get gym memberships and buy classes in order to start out. According to some researches, most of the new gym passes go idle by as soon as February.

15. Quit drinking

Trying to not drink is just as difficult as trying not to smoke. Drinking huge amounts of alcohol is damaging to your body. Quitting would help you feel better inside and out.

14. Quit smoking

There is nothing beneficial about smoking. Quitting is one of the hardest things to do. You have to be fully determined in order to beat your addiction.

13. Save money

About 14% of people make this their resolution every year. A third of Americans have no savings.

12. Eat healthier

In order to be healthier, you must exercise and eat better foods. No more late night Wendy's or Domino's.

11. Get organized

I personally don't have this as a resolution because I'm organized 365 days out of the year, but some people work in a space full of disorganized piles. An average office employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking for things so better organization can help you save time for other activities.

10. Spend more time with your family

Everyone has a busy life. We get caught up in things and forget about our roots. It's important to keep in touch and to see the people who saw you grow up.

9. Manage your stress better

Particularly in 2016, our stress levels have increased! This resolution is quite difficult. Stressing less is likely to be the very first resolution you’ll break this new year.

8. Stop procrastinating

Up to 95% of college students are engaged in procrastination. I'm one of them.

7. Get more sleep

Sleeping is a crucial factor affecting our physical as well as our mental well-being. Doctors say we should sleep anywhere between 6 to 8 hours. Many of us find ourselves getting less than 6 hours a night.

6. Spend less time on social media

Our society today is always on social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have become the most popular outlets. For many of us, logging in and checking their friends activities is one of the first things they do every morning.

5. Get rid of old clothes

I find that whenever I clean out my closet around this time of year, I try to find reasons as to why I need to keep a certain piece.

4. Travel

Traveling excites some of us. We love to adventure into a different lifestyle whether it be going to the opposite coast or visiting another country.

3. Become more confident

Confidence has become a big thing, especially for the younger generation because we don't want them to grow up thinking they can't be anything or that they're not beautiful. I grew up being bullied for my size, which was actually normal but I didn't know that. I was just a kid.

Be confident in the skin your in. Give yourself a pep talk every morning the mirror. Listen to a confidence boosting song before you start your day.

2. Give back

We all try to give back to our communities and charities we support regularly but around the holidays, donations increase.

1. Be more grateful

The resolution is one of the most promising ones. Cherish the big and little things you have in your life more. There are people in this world who don't know if they'll be able to have a future. Live your life to the fullest.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

7 Ideas for Keeping Logins and Passwords Securely

The first line of defense against identity theft is passwords. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember to use them. Almost 60% of baby boomers don't use secure passwords. And, according to a report by Norton, digital natives are more prone to having their accounts compromised.

7 Ideas for Keeping Logins

The first line of defense against identity theft is passwords. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember to use them. Almost 60% of baby boomers don't use secure passwords. And, according to a report by Norton, digital natives are more prone to having their accounts compromised.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ford Cars That We Love

There's a good chance we've all driven a Ford or spent a lot of time at Ford, but what are some of the best cars they've ever made?

Ford Cars That We Love
Photo by Jessy Smith on Unsplash

There are arguably few bigger automakers than Ford. They are a company that shaped the auto industry as we know it today and with a solid reputation in the industry, our wide range of Ford leases has always been a popular choice among drivers.

Keep Reading... Show less

Prose: One Call

What if you had one call, but you could not say anything other than what you were told to say? In this short excerpt, Bethany finds herself at odds with her jailers and with the one she was told to call, the one she loves. What would you do when the conversation takes a turn off script?

Prose: One Call

With each incessant numbing ring of the phone call, I could feel the betrayal coiling around me like the phone line, squeezing me tighter.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review

Solid animation can't raise the newest entry in Sony's colorful monster series beyond the basics

'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suJohjIvfo

I take a slight issue with the idea that Adam Sandler didn’t have a good dramatic role until ‘Uncut Gems,’ what about ‘Hotel Transylvania’ (he says semi-seriously)?’

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

Are some people just not meant to be together? Is there any way to prevent an impending divorce?

4 Common Reasons Couples Get Divorced

We've all heard the statistics. Roughly 50% of married couples eventually end up divorced. This can lead to complications, problems with your children, financial issues, and no small amount of negative emotions.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments