The Evolution of The NYE Resolution [Infographic]

Did you know that 80% of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolution for longer than 6 weeks? It’s no surprise really though as it can take up to 66 days to form a new habit. Some people might even give up by the second Friday in January, known as Quitters’ Day. So where exactly did the NYE resolution come from and why do people make resolutions every year?

Planning on making a resolution for 2019? Make sure you do your research, implement a plan and create a support network so your friends and family can help where they can. Will you be a resolution keeper or a resolution breaker? Apparently three of the most common reasons behind failed resolutions include setting unrealistic goals, not keeping track of progress, as well as just forgetting about the resolution altogether.

The below infographic, designed by JD Williams, outlines the lowdown of resolutions including the who, what, where, when, why and how, as well as outlining the traits of a resolution breaker vs a resolution keeper. The infographic also pinpoints the top ten resolutions from 2018, all about quitters’ day and how you can avoid becoming part of it, as well as some resolution ideas for 2019. Have you thought about going green? Volunteering? Trying Veganuary? Wearing more colour? Using less social media? After-all, the average person will spend nearly 2 hours on social media everyday (which equates to 5 years and 4 months over a lifetime).

Let us know what resolutions you’ve got planned! If you’re still thinking about a resolution, check out the below infographic and try to make your resolution specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, as well as exciting!

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