Are New Year's Resolutions Effective?
By: Olivija Vasiliauskas
It is December 31st, 2020, the end of a very hard year, and as the ball drops in Time Square marking the start of 2021, you think about your goals for the new year. It might be hitting the gym more often, living in the moment, calling your friends and family, or applying for the job that you have been eyeing. Do you follow through with it or do you forget about it? The question is, are New Year’s resolutions effective?
According to Forbes, a study that was conducted by The Journal of Clinical Psychology revealed that of the 159 people studied, 29% failed after two weeks of the new year. Furthermore, at one month, 36% failed, and six months into the year 54% ended up giving up entirely. This could be a result of the lack of motivation or simply forgetfulness; however, this does not mean that everyone fails at accomplishing their goals for the new year. There are plenty of us who are motivated and work hard at the goals we set. No matter what your success rate at New Year’s resolutions is, may this year be your year of positive growth for yourself!
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