Making New Year’s resolutions as each year comes to a close is a way that many people find connection with themselves and their lives as well as set important priorities for what’s to come. It can inspire focus and success in those that pursue these goals once they’re set in place, and it’s also just a general holiday tradition to set these goals during the time of years changing.
What you choose as a resolution depends on what you’re going through in your own personal life and what is most pertinent to you at the time. But what New Year’s resolutions overlap regardless of age or lifestyle? Here are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in America this year to give you some insight.
Exercise and Health
Coming out on top is the age old “I want to get healthier this year”. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to want to exercise more or eat well or lose weight in the coming year, it’s just definitely one of the resolutions many people around the world set and then forget about or don’t quite make it through during the next year. That’s partially because a lot of us don’t know what being healthier looks like or how to do it in a way that makes life not feel awful while doing so.
A lot of us out there also want to be able to take a moment from busy times or from work to spend time with loved ones more this coming year. Especially in particular for a resolution coming into 2022, since many of us lost that luxury or at least shifted it during the past two years for the sake of the pandemic and its ongoing restrictions on our daily lives. Even without restricting guidelines, some of us are realizing we’re missing out on the lives of our family and friends and really want to change that.
Another decent chunk of the people in America responding to what they want to set in place for the coming year said job improvement is important. Mainly, reducing stress and improving personal performance in their work lives. It makes sense because so many of us find ourselves revolving around work time, especially when working too much or outside of the home. We want a better balance, less stress to follow us home and wreak havoc on our lives, and to make money to keep afloat. It’s natural.
Reduce Bad Habits or Addictions
To end off the list of our most popular New Year’s resolutions in America is this section focusing on reducing habits or addictions in life. A high percentage of people that responded to the poll on their goals for the coming year stated that reducing interaction with things like smoking or alcohol was their priority for the year. Considering how harmful this can be for our health to continue, it’s extremely positive and hopefully goes well for everyone pursuing this resolution.
Everyone tends to have more individualized and specific New Year’s resolutions depending on how badly they want these thoughts to actually turn into fruition during the upcoming year, as well as how much or how little time or money they have for each individual goal. And of course, some of us don’t bother with New Year’s goals at all. But this list gives us a closer look into what may be repetitive themes and concepts in our separate little worlds. We looked at a more general aspect to be able to know what resolutions are being discussed more often by Americans and by people around the world, so you all can find some answers to the curiosity surrounding this tradition that comes around each year for so many of us.