If you’re not sure yet what yours will be, try this random resolution generator:
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Here’s what I got…
My actual resolution is to read the Bible front to back. I’ll be using a reading plan from YouVersion.com. Click here to check it out and follow along! It’s called “The One Year Bible”
If you have an iPhone you can even download their app (search the app store for YouVersion) and read it on your phone. The app and their website keep track of your progress and let you know when you’re behind. It’s really neat and organized, just what I need to stick to it. I’ve got a friend reading along with me so we can hold one another accountable
Popular New Year’s Resolutions
Check out some New Year’s resolutions that are popular year after year.
- Drink Less Alcohol
- Get a Better Education
- Get a Better Job
- Get Fit
- Lose Weight
- Manage Debt
- Manage Stress
- Quit Smoking Now
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Save Money
- Take a Trip
- Volunteer to Help Others
Statistics Show That Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Gets Harder With Time
The Miami Herald article goes on to say that of the 40-45% of people who make New Year’s resolutions or goals, only 75% are able to keep their resolutions past the first week. That means that one quarter of people who make New Year’s promises do not have enough will power to stay true to themselves for seven days. It seems the second week is a little easier, as 71% of people have not yet broken their resolutions after week two.
By the time it is February, only 64% of people who make New Year’s resolutions are still able to keep them, and more than half of people break their promises after six months – 46% of people keep their resolutions for six months or longer.