The key to keeping resolutions is to make small changes

Another year has come to an end, and another has just begun and we all know what that means, it is time to create a New Year’s resolution list. Each year millions of people start the year with hopes to make a positive change in their lives. In fact, my guess is with New Year’s being almost a week out; some may have already abandoned their new life goal. Researchers say about 60 percent of Americans make resolutions, but only 8 percent are successful in achieving them. Studies also find that more than half of the individuals fail their resolutions by January 31st.
According to a national survey, the top New Year’s resolutions are as follows: Diet and eat better, exercise more, lose weight, save money and spend less. Capping off the top five list is to learn a new skill or hobby. All of these popular resolutions are great ideas and definitely things I too could put on my own personal list. However, history has taught me that my good intentions don’t outweigh my love for food, Mountain Dew, relaxing, and shopping. So rather than quickly placing myself in the 8 percent of failures, I decided to set goals that are realistic, achievable, and still prove beneficial to my life.