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New Year's resolutions - sticking to yours?

11th January 2013

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Study more for exams. Lose weight. Save at least half your wage. Start a new hobby. Sound familiar? They are the typical New Year’s resolutions that people make every year - but exactly how many actually keep to them?  With the top resolution being to save money in 2013, 31% of people are admitting that they want to become more ‘thrifty.’

We are now 11 days in to 2013. So, have you kept your resolutions?

The answer is probably not, as a recent study has shown that just one in 11 people only stick to their New Year’s resolutions for the first six months.  Half break theirs in the first fortnight, using the excuse of lack of will power.

A study by has released the top 10 reasons why people do not keep their resolutions, with number one on the list being  ‘going it alone.’ Success coach Amy Applebaum says: “If you are someone who has a higher success rate when you have outside support, then get a buddy.”

A poll by Cancer Research UK found out that 55% out of 4,000 adults surveyed showed that they have made resolutions in the past - but only 23% of adults saying they have made a 2013 resolution.

Of those making a New Year's resolution, almost a fifth plan to cut back on alcohol. Cancer Research UK is currently running a fundraising campaign called ‘Dryathlon’, which is helping people stay off alcohol in January while raising money for research. Read more here.

Alternatively, if you are yet to come up with a New Year’s resolution head over to - a website that offers simple resolutions that will be easy to keep (for a change). 

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