January is ALMOST over so how are those New Year's resolutions going? Either you have already given up, haven't even started or you're about ready to quit any moment now.
A new survey finds:
- February 1st is the day most of us give up on our New Year’s resolutions.
- It takes the average person 32 days to finally break their resolution, with 68% of folks saying it takes less than that.
- Only one in seven people really thought they’d see their resolutions through.
So, why do so many people fail at keeping their resolutions? Well, the top reasons include:
- Lacking self-discipline to stay on track (52%)
- Too busy/hectic to keep up with the new routine (43%)
- Social pressure (40%)
- Familial pressure (39%)
- Negative influence by partner (35%)
I am proud to say that one Resolution I have is still going on. I had a goal to say the 'F-word' less. So far, so good. I didn't totally end the use of it, but I continue to watch the moments of usage. I'm also finding that I'm cursing less overall. I'm saying words like, 'dang' and 'shoot.' I haven't said, 'dag nabbit' yet but I'm pretty sure it's coming.
Another one is limiting my intake of beer. I haven't been perfect in this #nobeerjanuary but I have found that I have lost 4 pounds and eventually have gone from a 36 pants to 34. This past Sunday I treated myself to a couple of beer after moving out of my old apartment and my tastebuds didn't have the same euphoric reaction as it had before. I'm contemplating of not going back to drinking beer.
January 1st or the beginning of the month doesn't have to be a start date of making change. Try one goal at a time and focus on that goal. You may find it easier. It's all about getting better and improving our lives.