New Year’s Resolutions are Like a Restart Button
People often make new year’s resolutions in order to change their lives for the better. They see it as a new opportunity to make more of themselves and to achieve more than they have in the past. Many believe that making resolutions is the key to achieving success and starting fresh. Resolutions can involve anything from improving your health to getting a new job, to simply being a better person overall.
There are many reasons why making resolutions is so important. For one, it allows you to set goals and track your progress over time. This way, you can see how far you’ve come and how much you still have left to do. Additionally, making resolutions helps keep you motivated throughout the year. When you have specific goals to work towards, it’s easier to stay on track and avoid getting sidetracked. Finally, making resolutions can also lead to new opportunities. By setting goals and reaching for new heights, you open yourself up to new possibilities that may have otherwise been unavailable to you. So if you’re looking for a change in the new year, make some resolutions and see just how much you can accomplish!
Planning the Goals and Resolutions
Our crew went to three consecutive Times Square New Year Ball Drop Parties this last decade. We loved every single minute and the memories of the event are permanent. During these events from 2010-to 2018, we asked 90% of the audience we encountered a few questions to help us gather some statistics. out of approximately 1,200 people, 80% said they had a planning session with themselves or partners before the Times Square New Year’s Ball drop took place, where some of our most memorable events were spent watching.
92% of the same set of people made goals, and resolutions were made by 78%. 50% percent had a plan to achieve their goal.
Interestingly, over the last decade, more women than men make resolutions; 54% of women versus 47% of men make resolutions. Interestingly, more women than men make goals; 85% of women versus 78% of men make goals. This suggests that while more women make resolutions, they tend to be more holistic in their thinking when it comes to goal setting – having both short-term and long-term objectives. Interestingly, more men have a plan to achieve their goal (54%) than do women (43%).
We also gathered a list of the most commonly used resolutions
- lose weight (19%)
- save money (18%)
- stop smoking (10%)
There are many different types of resolutions that people make, but the most common ones are typically health-related or financial in nature. This makes sense, as these are two areas of our lives that can often use some improvement. Losing weight and saving money are both things that we can control, and they have a tangible impact on our day-to-day lives.
Making resolutions is a great way to set yourself up for success in the new year. By taking the time to plan out your goals and resolutions, you’re putting yourself in a much better position to achieve them.
The long list:
- Exercise frequently
- Travel more around the world
- Strengthen your faith
- Clean credit
- Workout multiple days a week
- Drink less alcohol
- Drink vitamins
- Do Yoga
- Stop Smoking
- Eat less meat
- Say fewer curse words
- Volunteer once a month
- Donate monthly to charity
There are countless resolutions that you can make, but the ones listed above are some of the most common. When it comes to goal setting, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. You need to find resolutions that are important to you and that you have the ability to achieve.
So why do people make resolutions?
The answer is simple – because they want to make a change. People often see the new year as a fresh start, and they use this time to set goals and resolutions in order to change their lives for the better. They see it as a new opportunity to make more of themselves and to achieve more than they have in the past. Many believe that making resolutions is the key to happiness and success, and they are willing to put in the effort to make them happen.
Resolutions are an important part of the new year, and they can help you achieve great things if you’re willing to work for them. By setting goals and making a plan to achieve them, you’re putting yourself in a much better position to succeed. So don’t hesitate – make some resolutions today and see just how much you can accomplish!