Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

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New year, new me. We have all heard the saying. The new year is a great time to make some goals and changes in your life. It’s a fresh start and a clean state. You can make many different smaller goals or just one larger goal. It’s also a great time to reflect on how far you have come over the past year.

In honor of the new year, today on the blog, we are looking at some of the most common resolutions people make.

Lose Weight

It might come as no surprise that losing weight is the most common resolution people make, and right after the holidays is a great time to start. Statistics say that 48% of people make it a goal to lose weight in the new year.

If you too are trying to shed some pounds, this number should give you some motivation that you are not  alone in the process. You can join a group or friends that are trying to do the same. You can even make it competitive and see who can lose the most. This can help keep you on track and motivated when tackling this resolution.

Eat Healthier 

Eating healthy meals is a goal that can lead to losing weight. However, some people just want to eat healthier to feel better. There are so many other benefits to eating healthy besides just weight loss. Some of the benefits might include lowering your cholesterol or even just boosting your mood.


Exercise is another part of losing weight, but it too has more benefits than just weight loss. Exercising is one of the best ways to boost your mood since you are boosting your endorphins. It also leads to a better night’s rest, which gives you more energy throughout the day. All in all, the benefits of increased exercise are endless.

Spend More Time with Family 

Spending more time with family and friends is often a very common New Year’s resolution that you might not think about. Maybe you spent this past year working more on your career. You might feel that your relationships in your life are lacking some attention. It might be a good goal to carve out time to prioritize those you love in your life.


Perhaps you spent this year at home most of the time. Many people want to make it more of a priority in the next year to travel more. You can start by planning a big trip or even just setting some weekends aside to go on short trips.

Be More Environmentally Friendly

Being more environmentally friendly is another way you can ensure that you are doing your part to make the world a little better. You might want to take up recycling more or even cut down the time you spend in the shower. No matter how small, you will be making a huge impact in the end.

Cut Spending or Budget 

Cutting down your spending habits is another great resolution that can lead to important results. This is a resolution that will have you thanking yourself in the future. You can start small by cutting a few things here and there, or even go deeper and set a saving goal for yourself.

Pursue Career 

Maybe it’s time to make a change in your career. You might not love what you are currently doing or maybe you want to advance your current career path. Whatever it is, making it a priority to work on your career in the New Year is a great resolution. Find out where you want to be in the next year, and set out to accomplish that goal!

Get a New Hobby 

Finding a new hobby is a great New Year’s Resolution– especially if it’s something you might enjoy. This is a common resolution for people who are wanting to try something new. For example, you might want to take up reading or even baking. You might just find what you are truly passionate about!