Fil-Am community on making New Year’s resolutions and keeping them

NEW YORK — With Times Square’s world-famous crystal ball dropping on New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans are also declaring their New Year’s resolutions.

According to data from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology — while about 40 percent of Americans declare their resolutions at the end of the year, 80% of those who did give up in just a matter of 30 days.

According to Statista, 53 percent of those surveyed last year promised to save money, 45 percent made it a goal to get fit, 25% wanted to have more sex, while only 15 percent sought to find love.

Cg text: only 8% are likely to keep their New Year’s resolution

Statistics show that only 8 percent of these Americans will succeed at their resolutions and keep them through the end of the following year.

The American Psychological Association also said focusing on a single behavior will make the resolution more achievable.

Psychological experts said declaring New year’s resolution have some value – people who do it are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than people who don’t make goals for themselves at all — provided their goals are realistic and achievable.

Happy new year, kapamilya!

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