4 Common New Year’s Resolutions

4 Most Common New Years Resolutions

Come New Year’s Eve and you will find social media sites, gossip magazines and TV channels filled with New Year’s resolutions. The end of the old year and the beginning of the new one is a good time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Not surprisingly, a lot of people have a wish list of things to do and goals to achieve. It’s easy to make a resolution, but not so easy to fulfill it. But if your resolution is realistic and if you work hard at fulfilling it, then there is no reason why you will not succeed.

So here are the 4 most common New Year’s resolutions:

  1. Quit smoking: This is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions and many smokers repeat it year after year. If you are a longtime smoker and have given up several times only to start smoking again, then only a firm New Year’s resolution will work for you. Let everyone know that you are quitting and ask them to help you. Throw away all your cigarettes; avoid the company of smokers and every time you feel like smoking, remind yourself that you have quit and that you will never touch it again.
  2. Quit drinking: This is another popular New Year’s resolution. If you are one of those people whose life and career have been jeopardized by drinking, then the New Year is the right time to start. Make your resolution known to everyone around you and ask them for help. Discard all the alcohol in your home, stay away from your drinking buddies and refrain from going to a bar or club.
  3. Losing weight: According to the latest statistics, over half the people in the developed world are either overweight or obese, so it is not surprising that this is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions.  It takes a lot of hard work to shed that excess weight. Exercising daily and eating right are the keys to losing weight. With a lot of patience and hard work, there is no reason why you won’t succeed.
  4. Spending more time with family and friends: People are so busy with life that unfortunately there is less times to spend with loved ones.
    Therefore, it is hardly surprising that this is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Before saying that you don’t have the time, the next time a friend or family member wants to spend some time together, remind yourself of the more important things in life, which are really your loved ones.

What is your New Year’s Resolutions?


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Shondell is a recently married DINK (Dual Income No Kids) who paid off over $95,000 in less than 3 years. She has been on the path of financial independence since she got her first job at 12 years old. She’s a continuous learner, who recently discovered how fun blogging really is. She blogs all about her debt pay off and other fun things at Call Me What You Want Even Cheap.

5 Responses to “4 Common New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. I don’t make resolutions per se, but I made a list of goals for 2014… they are around fitness/health, financial, fun, family, and personal development… I will review them monthly to see if I’m on track and adjust as necessary :)

  2. I have a list of financial goals for the year that we are working towards as well as a few personal goals such as eating healthier and becoming more organized through routines. I find breaking these goals up into smaller pieces and checking on my progress multiple times throughout the year helps to make these GOALS and not just resolutions that get forgotten in February :)

  3. This year I’m recommitting to finishing what I started last January. I tried to purge 5 items per day out of the house all year. Some days I accomplished nothing, other days I’d clear out a closet and count 50 items which covered 10 days. I was fine until about April or early May and when the weather got nice I was distracted by garden projects and then summer holidays etc and just never got back into the routine. Yes I accomplished more than if I hadn’t set the target, but since there is still a lot of work to be done, I’m going to try again this year. Maybe it will be a January-April project only and I’ll have to repeat it for several more years, but at least I’m making slow progress.

  4. My new years resolution is to sit down with my insurance broker and get them to explain my house and car policies. I really do not know what I am covered for and this could be a real eye opener. I do not intend this as a cost saver though that would be OK. Rather I want to know the worse case situations and how to protect my self from the consequences. Wish me luck!

  5. avatar Victoria R Says:
    December 17, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Shondell, interesting that there were not any financial resolutions on the list, such as save more money.

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