Less Than Half Of Us Are Doing New Year’s Resolutions This Year


The New Year is fast approaching and many folks are probably already thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. But according to a new survey, it looks like many people may be skipping that this year.

A new Medifast poll finds:

  • Only 44% of Americans plan to make a New Year’s resolution in 2022.
  • That’s down from 50% last year.
  • Of those surveyed, only 10% of people say they stick with their resolutions.
  • 47% say they break their New Year’s resolutions within the first month.
  • The most common New Year’s resolution for 2021 was to lose weight (23%).
  • It was also he one most frequently broken (33%).


So, what is keeping most people from sticking to their resolutions?

  • Excuses include:
    • Loss of motivation (48%)
    • Not having a plan (30%)
    • Not having the right support (22%)
    • Setting too many resolutions (19%)
    • Overly ambitious goals (15%)

As for what resolutions people plan to make for 2022, the top three include:

  • Focusing on financial health (49%)
  • Improving health and wellness holistically (46%)
  • Focusing on self-care or body positivity (43%)

Source: Yahoo Finance


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