As the calendar rolls into 2015, about half of the U.S. adult population will make New Year’s resolutions. If history is an indication, we will try in the New Year to become thinner, healthier, wealthier and better organized.
Here’s the top ten list of what we resolved to do a year ago:
Those were noble endeavors but there was a problem. As usual, we didn’t keep the resolutions we made. Estimates peg the number of completed New Year’s resolutions each year at less than one in ten.
Why is sticking with New Year’s resolutions difficult?
According to the time management/productivity gurus at FranklinCovey, we bite off more than we can chew. We desire to do things like lose weight and exercise more but we underestimate the challenges of breaking or beginning habits. Those experts say we improve the chances of keeping New Year’s resolutions if we follow these steps:
I am proud to say I have made my New Year’s resolutions for 2015 and I fully believe each one is doable. I resolve to eat more fried green tomatoes, to always add melted butter to my popcorn and to set a personal record for Mt. Dew consumption. I can't wait to get started.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!