11 realistic New Year’s resolutions you might actually keep
There's a good reason why 80 per cent of people fail their New Year's resolution before January 14 each year. Here's some inspiration for a resolution you can actually keep.
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions every year, and despite having the best of intentions, they can sometimes prove too ambitious (running a full marathon without training), too expensive (buying a hypercar, like the $5 million Mercedes AMG ONE) or so hard that you simply give up - as do 21 per cent of people.
Of those who did set resolutions in the last year, the most popular was around being healthy, with a recent study finding that 30 per cent of people wanted to improve their diet and exercise.
Looking to set clear financial goals was also popular for 78 per cent of people, including saving more and spending less.
That said, the study also found 80 per cent of people routinely fail their New Year’s resolution by the second week of January. This can be due to resolutions not being specific enough (‘be healthy,’ rather than ‘ride bike to work,’) or giving up after making a mistake (eating some chocolate when being ‘healthy’).
This time around, instead of aiming to go from a couch-surfer to a marathon-runner in one week, set your sights on more rational and realistic goals for 2023.
Here are some realistic and attainable resolutions you can make to set yourself up for success in the new year.