Here are the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2020.
The starting year is the perfect opportunity to take on new goals or re-try the ones that could not be achieved in the last 365 days.
Healthy eating, exercise and a better job all seem the most common and obvious choices for the year to come, however, according to the findings of Polly, an artificial intelligence patented by market research firm Advanced Symbolics Inc. that uses publicly available online information to create representative samples of any population or target audience, an overall trend toward self-care and an urgency to be better emotionally, mentally, and physically, was found among Americans as they list their New Year’s Resolutions.
According to Polly, the 10 top New Year’s resolutions for 2020 are:
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
According to Inc., Kenton White, PhD, Chief Scientist of Advanced Symbolics Inc., said about these resolutions for 2020:
While there are some usual suspects in our findings, what really jumped out for me was the overall trend toward self-care. We are used to seeing things like physical health improvements in New Year’s resolutions, but it looks like in 2020 Americans mostly want to take care of themselves–emotionally, mentally, and physically. They want to better themselves and their situation.
Self-care, according to Grosso Network, is the discipline of taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being. And it’s a great option for your New Year’s resolution, because it’s very doable no matter where you are in life, and a very holistic approach to bettering yourself.
A tradition not very successful
We all make New Year’s resolutions, it’s easy. But do we achieve them?
Research from the University of Scranton suggests just 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. It also shows that saving money is one of the top 5 New Year’s resolutions and also in the top 5 for most commonly failed, while over half of respondents said they fail their resolution before January 31st.
This why William Thomas Knight, founder of Elite Executive, a coaching program that helps business leaders avoid burnout so that they can lead their industry and achieve balance, wants you to shift your focus from a goal to a behavior.