New Years Resolutions


The New Year resolution trend goes back as far as 4,000 years ago when the ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the end of the year. Today it’s not as popular to make promises to the god,s but to make promises to yourself.

Each year millions of people set goals at the end of the year that they hope to achieve in the upcoming year. The most popular New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, finding love, and saving money. Everyone swears to stick by their resolutions, but how long do they really last?

According to CBS, the goals that people set barely last throughout January. Only 64% of New Year’s resolutions make it past the first month, and only 46% last longer than six months. Not everyone fails at completing their achievements. The percent of people over fifty that meet their New Year’s goals is 14%. The rate is a little higher for people in their twenties with 39%. So if you plan on making any resolutions this year try to beat the statistics and work hard to succeed.