Studies show that if you do not disclose your New Year resolution till you are asked, you are likely to carry it out with better discipline.
The most popular New Year's resolution is "enjoying life to the fullest," according to a GoBankingRates survey.
For many years, quite a number of people make the same New Year resolution every year - to lose weight and exercise more often. While some of them do start exercising or following a strict regime, it doesn't really last for long. But why exactly do our resolutions to lose weight stay? "The first reason is a lot of these resolutions tend to be unrealistic," says Arya Sharma, a professor with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and chair of obesity research and management at the University of Alberta.
We have tried a hundred times to quit smoking, or cut down on sugar, or turn into a vegan or build up six packs. But even though we start with a bang, somewhere half way, we feel the determination diminishing and slowly vanishing away. Once a person is reaching the end, it is easier to push oneself to finish the task faster. But when a person is right in the middle of achieving something is when it is the most difficult to motivate oneself, since the beginning and the end both seem to be really far away.
Of all the things that a new year promises to be, it is also a great opportunity to improve one's lifestyle choices and to have a healthier attitude towards life. A New Year resolution that promises to be a life-changing one is to quit smoking.