Most People Let New Year’s Resolutions Slide

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Making New Year’s resolutions is something many people do every year, and every year, most people break them by the end of January, if not sooner.

Jan. 17 is Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day and is set aside so people can feel less guilty about breaking unrealistic, ineffective pledges. According to a study by the University of Scranton, 80 percent of people who make resolutions break them within weeks.

Some say that forgetfulness accounts for the broken resolutions that most often relate to money, career, health, self-improvement, love and family. Some say a lack of willpower prevents them from sticking to their programs. Still others cite busy schedules as a reason their resolutions fail.

Roughly 190 million Americans will make New Year’s resolutions for 2022. A survey by Voya Financial showed that 31 percent of Americans will forego New Year’s Resolutions in 2022.


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