25 Of The Most Popular (And Commonly Broken) New Year Resolutions

Posted by , Updated on December 31, 2014

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The end of a year is not just a time that we spend partying, drinking and having fun with our friends and families. For almost a half of people all over the world, it is also a while when they evaluate what they have done during the year and what they should change in the upcoming year. In the U.S., 45% of people make New Year resolutions. To see what the most common resolutions are and why it can be so difficult to actually keep them, check out today´s post dedicated to the most common New Year resolutions.

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More biking

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Every year, millions of people all over the world resolve to use their bikes much more than they did the year before. Some even plan to commute to work on bikes instead of using a car. The resolution is not only good for our health and budget but it’s also friendly to Mother Nature. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm is very often replaced with comfort and laziness and the bikes soon end up on the very same spot in the garage where it spent most of the previous year.

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Run a half or full marathon

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Marathons have become very popular in recent years. Some of us might even have friends who have successfully completed one, which might encourage some us to try and do the same. Unfortunately, when people are confronted with the grueling training needed to accomplish this goal, most decide to quit.

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Try an extreme sport

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What prevents most of us from keeping this resolution is not our laziness, nor lack of time, It’s lack of courage. Just a very small percentage of people are brave enough to stand on a bungee jumping platform and an even smaller percentage of them can actually jump.

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Do something for charity

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It has been statistically proven that during Christmas, donations are several times higher than in any other part of the year. But once the holiday is over and we return to our everyday reality, our generosity considerably decreases.

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Have a baby

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Well, to have a baby is not a New Year resolution that everybody makes but it can be a topical subject in a surprisingly high numbers of families. Especially in developed countries, couples tend to postpone parenthood to a later age for various reasons such as career, fear of parental duties, loss of freedom etc.

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