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.