Thinking of making a New Year's Resolution?
Well according to a recent survey, half of you needn't bother; check this out:
"HALF of all people who make New Year resolutions break them within a month, according to a survey out today.
Lifestyle experts believe people are too depressed in January to give up "life's little crutches" such as cigarettes and alcohol.
The new NOP survey, which questioned 2,000 people across Britain, showed that almost a quarter of resolutions are abandoned within a week.
Only 7% of people claimed to have never broken a New Year resolution, with 18% saying they managed to last longer than six months.
The survey was carried out on behalf of life-coaching company Excelerate.
Company boss Martin Murphy said making a dramatic resolution was a negative way to make a change, and people are fighting a losing battle.
He added, "I believe the phrase 'give up' has very negative connotations as it evokes feelings of sacrifice and denying yourself pleasure.
"If a person feels like they are making a huge sacrifice it makes the whole process much more difficult.
"Nature abhors a vacuum, and so it is with our minds, if we think we are going to be left with a void in our lives we immediately focus on what is missing."
The poll showed that the most popular areas for resolutions were finances, career and health.
More than two-thirds of people wanted to change their health, with 40% wanting to change their smoking habits.
Of the people interviewed 34% wanted to improve their cash-flow situation."
BUT if that didn't deter you, make a list!
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- Thread Starter
- 29-12-2003 07:07
- 29-12-2003 11:16
the fun part is to make them and slowly dread the time that u r going to break them. then u keep saying to yourself, that u've dun it once so it cannot hurt the second time and wait for next jan 1...
y not, i have my list ready...