New Year's resolutions
New Year's resolutions Pawe Kuligowski

The most common resolutions we make

IF YOU have ever used the turn over of a new year to make a change in your life, but have not been so successful, don't feel alone.

The Chronicle has found the most common New Year's resolutions, both tried and failed.

The most common New Year's resolution is to lose weight, followed in second place by a vow to become more organised and the promise to spend less and save more money coming in third place.

Enjoying life to the fullest has also made the list of top promises, followed shortly by staying fit and healthy, learning something exciting and quitting smoking.

Although these promises may sound exciting and achievable when announced at your friend's NYE pool party, according to statisticsbrain.com less than 10 per cent of New Year's resolutions are actually seen through to completion by the people who promise them.

Despite the statistics not being in their favour, about 46% of people still make promises every year to gain a promotion, eat less chocolate or leave work on time more often.

Another popular, and heart-warming, promise is to "help others achieve their dreams", which is followed by a resolution to fall in love, and spend more time with family.

Most people make resolutions of self-improvement or health related goals such as running a half-marathon.



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