Hello, 2017.

By: Ashley Kirsch

2017 is right around the corner, and now is the time many start planning for the New Year. When setting New Year’s resolutions, people consider long and short term goals, the positives of a fresh start and how to achieve personal growth. But, how long do our New Year’s resolutions last?

According to U.S. News, on average 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. This means that only 20% of people are actually maintaining their goals throughout the year.

How can the goals we set on the first of January last until the end of the year?

To answer this question, it is important to remember these tips when setting your goals for 2017:

  1. Think small and be realistic– Remember that your goals won’t happen overnight and change does not occur instantly. Focus on setting small and realistic goals that will positively affect the bigger picture.
  2. Develop a plan- Develop a plan to help overcome challenges. Many times, New Year’s resolutions fail because of the struggles that occur along the way. Tackle your challenges head on and always keep your end goal in mind.
  3. Time management- Be mindful of time. Many resolutions fail because people believe they lack the time needed to work on their goals. Dedicate a portion of each day to your New Year’s resolutions.

Whether your goals focus on self-improvement, health, weight loss or are money related; say hello to 2017 with pride and maintain your goals by keeping these suggestions in mind.

Ashley Kirsch
Babb, Inc. Marketing Intern
Slippery Rock University Public Relations Student

Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2015-12-29/why-80-percent-of-new-years-resolutions-fail

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