New Years Resolutions

New Years is often a time of celebration and planning, and why not make new goals for the new year? But only 45% of people make New Year’s Resolutions, and from that number, only 8% actually achieve their goals.  The most common goal for the New Year is self-improvement, followed by weight related issues, money related issues, and relational goals.

While 75% of people can stick with their goals for the first week, only 46% of people are still adhering to their New Year’s Resolutions at six months into the year. There are some precautions, though, that can improve the efficacy of making New Year’s Resolutions.

  • Start Small: Keeping goals simple can make it easier to adhere to them. Following through with simple goals throughout the day produces more immediate results and encourages perseverance with resolutions.
  • Cultivate Optimism: Focus on the positives. Making a determination to focus on the good of situations rather than the negative produces encouragement to follow through with a good attitude, which can have monumental impact on performance.
  • Make Tangible Goals: Setting specific goals that have a tangible effect makes it easier to stay on track. For example, instead of resolving to go to the gym more, resolve to go to the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays specifically.
  • Develop Self-Awareness: Being more aware of oneself helps weed out negative habits and attitudes. In order to effectively follow through with self-improvement, one has to be open to introspection into motives and behaviors.
  • Hire a Coach: working with a coach has shown to significantly improve your ability to achieve your goals.  Call Genesis today at 757-827-7707 to connect with one of our life coaches to help you make 2017 the best year yet!


Information taken from:


Statistic Brain

U.S. News

Blog Post By: Sarah Warner, M.S.


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