New Year’s resolutions seem to be getting a bad rap lately. 55% believe the concept of New Year’s goals is tired and old, with the millennial generation, in particular, most over the classic “resolution.”
Maybe it’s because over half of those surveyed give up on their resolutions by March, and just 5% actually stick to their goals and see them through…
The survey also looked at why resolutions don’t seem to work. Many expressed feeling overwhelmed and pressured by the weight of their goals, viewing them as fleeting endeavors that fail to generate lasting change. For some, these aspirations turned into unwelcome chores rather than empowering commitments.
It’s no surprise, then, that 43% admitted to purposefully breaking a resolution in the past, with millennials being the likeliest to admit to this.
The top reasons that people have not been able to stick to their resolutions are because they don’t feel motivated, their priorities changed or they just forgot about them.
Despite this skepticism surrounding resolutions, 52% of respondents remain interested in setting personal goals for the upcoming year, despite their reservations about the efficacy of setting New Year goals.
Interestingly, Gen Z and millennials are most interested in giving these goals another go. Perhaps because they haven’t had as many years of failed resolutions.
The most common kinds of resolutions have to do with general health and food. Interestingly, these are the most difficult kinds to stick to finds the survey…
The Top priorities for 2024 per each Generation
Looking ahead to the priorities of 2024, different generations are eyeing different prizes …
- Gen Z will be prioritizing money
- Millennials will focus on food-related goals
- Gen X and Baby Boomers will focus on their health
Whatever your feelings are about New Year’s resolutions, one thing is for sure. The rollercoaster keeps on spinning, and it’s got us all wondering whether we’ll really be able to achieve our goals this time around.