For many, the new year means a fresh start.
New Years resolutions are made by many in hopes of achieving a goal, but according to Statistics Brain only 40% of people in their 20s follow through with what they set out to do.
Many people in their 20s don’t even bother making New Years resolutions.
“I’m never going to follow through with them so why make them if I’m just going to let myself down,” one student said.
The #1 resolution is to lose weight and eat healthier, and fitness consultant Sara Bolt shares why she thinks people don’t follow through with their resolutions.
“They don’t set the proper goals for themselves. A lot of people go off something they see on the internet and they start by doing what that extremely fit person is doing, which is usually very strenuous and they wear out early.”
She says they must be SMART goals.
- S = Specific
- M = Measurable
- A = Attainable
- R = Realistic
- T = Timely
Bolt has tips to stay motivated and on track when it comes to fitness goals.
“Usually coming with a buddy and having someone who has similar goals to yourself can push each other to get there, and it’s nice to have an upbeat, motivating playlist that can boost your spirits and get your that extra mile.”
So whether you make resolutions or not, Bolt thinks goal setting is a beneficial way to succeed, and in order to achieve them, start small and work your way to a bigger goal.