According to research conducted by a social network for athletes, Strava, January 12 is the most likely date that your will break your New Year’s resolution.
After analysing more than 31.5 million online global activities in January, Strava was able to pin point the date when most people report failing their resolution.
Gareth Mills, country manager for Strava in the UK, told The Independent “Sticking to resolutions is hard and we all know there’s a lot of talk and pressure in January about getting fitter and being healthier,” he said. “A key factor in success is motivation, and analysing millions of activity uploads, we’ve been able to pinpoint the day your motivation is most likely to waver.
If you’ve already failed to keep your New Year’s resolution, don’t feel bad yet.
Research done by the University of Scranton suggests just 8 per cent of people achieve their New Year’s goals. Furthermore, in a story for US News, clinical psychologist Joseph J. Luciani said around 80 per cent of people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions.
Sadly, the reason many of us can’t stick to our New Year’s resolution is because so many of them require huge lifestyle changes. In fact, a study from 2016 published in the science journal The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reported that 55 per cent of New Year’s resolutions were health related, such as exercising more, eating healthier and getting out of financial debt. These are all hard things to do the month after Christmas.