HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) –Do you remember your 2012 New Year’s Resolution? “No! I do not,” Kelly King laughed. “No. Probably because I didn’t do whatever I had set my mind up to do,” Holly Boulanger admitted.
Not everyone is in the dark about whatever it is they promised to do. “I’m going to re-vow, reaffirm my last year’s resolution, to make no more resolutions, because they’re too hard to keep. That’s the only one I’ve been able to keep,” Andrew Gillespie joked.
According to StatisticBrain.com, about 45% of people actually make New Year’s resolutions. 2012′s most popular three were lose weight, get organized, and save more money.
For some, waiting 365 days to make a vow of self-improvement is just too long. “I think every day should be the start of a new day and you should always have the same goals and practices that are good for you as a person, good for everybody in general,” Louise Douglas chimed.
In keeping with the tradition, some folks are still making 2013 resolutions. “Just really to be a better person overall. Not bring some of the baggage that i had in 2012 into 2013,” Alex Compton stated. “To be more positive and to be healthier, because I kind of eat like crap,” Jordan Reed said.
To help keep your resolutions on track, there’s an app for that. Get Upp lets your friends bet if you’ll actually show up to the gym on time, while Stikk takes it one step further. The website makes a binding contract, you put money up front, and you get it back if you make your goal or it goes to charity.
StatisticBrain.com says that 75% of people keep their resolution through the first week. After 6 months, it goes down to 46%.