The new year is here which means many of us are starting our resolutions on a high note, hopeful that this will finally be the year we make a change. But how likely are you to actually tough it out and make these changes?

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The most common resolutions are to exercise more, eat better, and overall live a healthier lifestyle. This means that gyms, nutritionists, and health-tracking apps see a huge increase in traffic at the start of the year. However, making these types of improvements to your life is challenging and takes a lot of willpower to see through. That is why many people end up giving up on their resolutions, pledging that next year will be the one.

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In fact, this mentality is so popular that 43% of people expect to give up their goals by the end of January. In reality, 20% of people quit by the end of the first week, and over 60% quit by the time February rolls around.

Knowing that most people quit by the second Friday of the month, some health-tracking apps call it “Quitters Day” knowing their traffic will start decreasing.

Photo by Rami Al-zayat on Unsplash
Photo by Rami Al-zayat on Unsplash

Only 9% of people successfully keep their New Year’s resolution, with a lack of motivation being the biggest reason these goals aren’t met.

Knowing all that, do you think you will be part of the 9% to keep your resolutions? Or do you already feel the motivation leaving your system?

No matter how you are feeling about this year so far, I hope that you find the motivation within yourself to accomplish any goals you set. All you need is the time, willpower, and effort to make your hopes and dreams a reality.

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