While most people see opening that new calendar page as a chance to right some wrongs in our lives, with 60% of us reportedly making New Year’s resolutions, statistically just 8% of us who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them, Inc. magazine reports.
The magazine used an A.I.-based marketing tool, dubbed Polly, to crunch some numbers and find out what Americans really hope to achieve in 2020. Polly looked at the previous four years’ resolutions for 274,779 Americans to determine the most likely top 10 were for this year.
Topping the lost? “Actually doing my New Year’s resolution.”
While “Lose weight/diet” ranked fourth, the interesting thing is “Eat more of my favorite foods” was third on the list.
The always popular “Go to the gym” was fifth, but again, self-care was important: “Be happier/better mental health” was 6th; “Be more healthy” ranked seventh, and “Be a better person” was eighth.
Here are Polly’s top ten most common New Year’s resolutions:
1. Actually doing my New Year’s resolution
2. Trying something new
3. Eat more of my favorite foods
4. Lose weight/diet
5. Go to the gym
6. Be happier/better mental health
7. Be more healthy
8. Be a better person
9. Upgrade my technology
10. Staying motivated