Ahh, it’s that time of the year again when everyone starts thinking of their New Year’s resolutions in a bid to change their lifestyle – or life – next year.
Most people take it to social media to let their friends and the world know about their goals for next year, but the results are surprising skewed towards one thing.
Cuponation found that while a lot of people have dieting as their New Year’s reso, very few people prioritise saving money and dating as theirs.
This was based on data pulled from Twitter using Meltwater software between December 1, 2016 and January 8, 2017 – which is generally the period when people are talking about resolutions.
Scroll through the gallery to find out the most popular resolutions, ranked from least popular to most popular.
Want to make sure you actually stick to your resolution? Here are some tips from Cuponation.
Write it down
Writing it down is a good way for you to remember about the existence of the resolution you made (hopefully not while you were drunk). Tape it to your fridge or pin it up in your bedroom or workstation. In this way, you can be reminded of it regularly.
We know how challenging sticking to your reso is, especially if it involves time and money. Instead of giving up promptly, why not reward yourself every time you get closer to your goal? This doesn’t have to involve money. For example, if your resolution is to save money, reward yourself with a home-cooked feast every time you managed to save $500.
Most of the time, we have New Year’s resolution because we know we wouldn’t fulfil it under normal circumstances. In other words, resolutions are always a challenge. Don’t expect overnight miracles. If your resolution is to work out more, but you can’t bring yourself to work out every day, start slow by hitting the gym once a week, and then gradually increase the frequency of your visits.