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

Research shows 45 per cent us make a New Year’s resolution. The 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 a trip. However, research also shows that most us are not so good sticking these. A study the University of Scranton reveals that 71 per cent us stick to our annual promises the first two weeks; six months later, less than 50 percent are still track to keep their resolutions. Most people who give up on their resolutions do so because of a lack of willpower and the use the 'escape clause' that they will 'try again next year'.

 
 

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