Top Broken New Year’s Resolutions


10 New Year’s Resolutions to AvoidThe end of 2014 is quickly approaching and the excitement for 2015 is bubbling. Now that the year is concluding, you may be reflecting upon the last year and what resolutions you want to make in the forthcoming twelve months. Once you set your New Year’s resolutions, are you concerned about breaking them quickly? Depending on what resolutions you make, it is more common than you think.

Most Broken New Years Resolutions1

Just one in eleven will stick to their New Year’s resolutions for six months.2 Many blame their will power for the reason why they do not stick to their resolutions. Here are the ten most popularly broken New Year’s resolutions:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Quit smoking
  3. Learn something new
  4. Eat healthier
  5. Get out of debt
  6. Spend more time with family
  7. Travel to new places
  8. Be less stressed
  9. Volunteer
  10. Drink less

Top New Years Resolutions3

39 percent of individuals in the UK reportedly gave up on their New Year’s resolutions within two weeks.2 To avoid breaking your resolutions, here are the ten most popular and realistic resolutions:

  1. Read more books
  2. Save more money
  3. Exercise more
  4. Redecorate
  5. Spend less time on Facebook and Twitter
  6. Do something for charity
  7. Sell unwanted items online
  8. Less time watching television
  9. Secure a better job
  10. Spend more time with children
Stay on the lookout for our follow-up to this post, Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions.



1 Time. (2012). Top 10 commonly broken new year’s resolutions. Retrieved November 14, 2014 from

2 O’Hare, S. (1 January 2013). Just one in 11 will stick to our new year’s resolutions for six months. Retrieved November 14, 2014 from

3 Burrows, B. (23 December 2013). Top 50 new year’s resolutions: See what made the list of the uk’s favourite 2014 promises. Retrieved November 14, 2014 from



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