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Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

I usually don’t bother with New Year’s resolutions. I usually say “My resolution is to have no resolutions.”  They always seem so gimmicky and like a bunch of fads. But there’s definitely a recurring theme. According to, here are the most common New Year’s resolutions:

  • Drink Less Alcohol
  • Eat Healthy Food
  • Get a Better Education
  • Get a Better Job
  • Get Fit
  • Lose Weight
  • Manage Debt
  • Manage Stress
  • Quit Smoking
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Save Money
  • Take a Trip
  • Volunteer to Help Others

I’m not surprised by these, are you?

In fact, several items on this list are part of my never ending goals list…

What about you? Are your resolutions on this list?

Julie Wood

Thursday 29th of December 2011

My New Year's Resolution is to exercise more!


Thursday 29th of December 2011

yep a few of my goals are on the list

Denise Taylor

Wednesday 28th of December 2011

Not surprising at all. I usually don't make resolutions either.

Sheri Carpenter

Wednesday 28th of December 2011

Yep my resolution is on there. Mine is to quit smoking.

Jo-Ann Brightman

Wednesday 28th of December 2011

My resolution is one of these: eat healthy foods; also keep off the weight I have lost