It’s a whole new decade and we’re now facing the choice to do or do not make those New Year resolutions. While you’re pondering that thought, we have some statistics about those resolutions.
Ipsos has released a new public opinion survey of 2,011 Americans on behalf of Urban Plates. Here are some of those results:
- Americans who plan to have New Year’s resolutions in 2020, 38% (36% in 2019).
- Improving financial goals, 51%
- Weight loss, 42%
- Improving mental well-being through stress reduction, 38%
- Expanding social connections, more time with family and friends, 30%
There’s an App for That
Not surprisingly, there are actually apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. In a recent Time magazine article, three apps to keep your resolutions on track were mentioned.
Momentum. This app supports your efforts with:
- Daily reminders
- Weekly targets
- Interactive notifications
- Notes for detail capture
- Data reports
- Skip functionality
StickK. Is based on a Commitment Contract you sign with yourself to ensure you follow through on your intentions.
- Track your progress via recurring reports
- Post text or images to your Commitment Journal to record your progress
- Invite friends and family members to monitor your progress and cheer you on with regular updates
Streaks. Created for Apple users, Streaks shows your progress in a succession of steps your have completed. Within this app are:
- To do list that helps you form good habits
- Tracking goals and results
- Set days for specific activities
Dean and Draper
Making New Year’s resolutions clearly suggests a faith in the future. The truth, according to the New York Times, is that just under half of us won’t keep our resolutions through February. Possibly we should be congratulating ourselves for the weeks we did keep those resolutions.
We wish you a happy, prosperous New Year. January is a great time to review your insurance policies and make any needed changes. We’re here to provide solid answers to your questions.
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