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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: The New Year's Eve ball drops in a mostly empty Times Square on January 1, 2021, in New York City. On average, about one million revelers are drawn to the Crossroads of the World to watch performances and celebrate the New Year. This year a limited live audience of about 40 first responders and essential workers were allowed to watch the New Years' ball drop from a secure area in Times Square.

The New Year is fast approaching and many folks are probably already thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. But according to a new survey, it looks like many people maybe skipping that this year.

A new Medifast poll finds:

  • Only 44% of Americans plan to make a New Year’s resolution in 2022.
  • That’s down from 50% last year.
  • Of those surveyed, only 10% of people say they stick with their resolutions.
  • 47% say they break their New Year’s resolutions within the first month.
  • The most common New Year’s resolution for 2021 was to lose weight (23%).
  • It was also the one most frequently broken (33%).

So, what is keeping most people from sticking to their resolutions?

  • Excuses include:
    • Loss of motivation (48%)
    • Not having a plan (30%)
    • Not having the right support (22%)
    • Setting too many resolutions (19%)
    • Overly ambitious goals (15%)

As for what resolutions people plan to make for 2022, the top three include:

    • Focusing on financial health (49%)
    • Improving health and wellness holistically (46%)
    • Focusing on self-care or body positivity (43%)

Read the full study here.

SOURCE: Yahoo! finance