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start of every New Year is when we all make plans to change our life for better over forthcoming twelve months. Psychiatry professor Jayashri Kulkarni says: "January 1 is 'magical' date and vow made on this day is much more powerful than one made on August 26, for example." So, we all make list of things to quit, start or change. Unfortunately, most of these promises are, more often than not, broken by January 31st. They are usually identical resolutions that were not fulfilled from previous year, and years prior to that. The website usa.gov says people, "tend to make the same resolutions year after year, even though they have hard time sticking to them".

Research shows 45 per cent of us make New Year’s resolution. most common vows include losing weight, volunteering to help others, quitting smoking, saving money, and getting fit. Others include eating healthier food, drinking less alcohol, and going on trip. However, research also shows that most of us are not so good at sticking to these. study from the University of Scranton reveals that 71 per cent of us stick to our annual promises for first two weeks; six months later, less than 50 percent are still on track to keep their resolutions. Most people who give up on their resolutions do so because of lack of willpower and use of 'escape clause' that they will 'try again next year'.

 
 

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