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95 Percent of New Year’s Resolutions Will Fail This Year

95 Percent of New Year’s Resolutions Will Fail This Year

Making a New Year’s resolution is so last year.

According to a new study, 55% of Americans are now abandoning the tradition of setting massive New Year’s resolutions. It’s not a huge surprise considering over half (52%) of those who make resolutions abandon them by March, and only 5% maintain achieve their goal by the end of the year, according to the study.

Add on the often overwhelming pressure to keep up with resolutions and the belief that they’re more burdensome than beneficial, and it’s easy to see why people are rethinking their strategies for the new year.

Instead, most Americans, including 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials, are interested in setting more realistic and attainable goals that require small changes. While general health (54%) remains the most common theme, Gen Z is more focused on financial resolutions and millennials are looking into food-related changes. However, these are also the areas where they face the most difficulty in maintaining consistency.

But starting small is the first step toward successfully reaching your goal. For more tips on making (and keeping) your goals, check out RELEVANT’s guide to New Year’s resolutions.

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