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A Guide to New Year's Resolutions

A Visual Guide To NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS We start with good intentions but quickly lose strength. Why? How many of us make resolutions? 40 to 45% of American adults make one or more resolutions each year. How many of these resolutions are maintained over time? 75% of people maintain their resolutions through the first week. 1 in 4 people can't even make it past the first week! To end the year, just 12% or 1 in 10 will achieve. January 1st. 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% After 1st. Week> 75% 2nd. Week- - 71% 1st Month- 64% 6th. Months 46% 88% of all resolutions end in failure 12th. Months 12% Achieves their goals Drink Less Alcohol Get a Better Job In the last 30 days... Unemployment rates are 10.1% Oct 8.6% % 50% of the adult U.S. population drank alcohol rising 10 -7 4.7% Jul -6 .5 -4 15% binge drank $166 billion estimated annual cost to taxpayers. -2 .1 5% drank heavily .0 Nov 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 79,000 deaths annually atributable to excessive alcohol use. In fact, it is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death in US each year. $ 3,173 Manage Debt Lose Weight Average Credit Card Debt $ 1,645 33.8% of adult Americans are obese $ 946 $107 billion estimated annual cost to Overeating increases the risk of many health problems, Are carrying record-high credit card taxpayers. including heart attacks. Obesity causes 14% of attacks suffered by males and 20% of those suffered by females. balances. 2004 2011 UNDERGRADUATES $20,000 in debt The average college 20% 14% graduate credit card debt has increased 47% between 1989 and 2004 for 25 to 34 year olds and 11% for 18 to 24 year olds. Quit Smoking Reduce &Recycle Smoking- caused health 1.5 tons Solid waste per year The average costs per pack sold person generates pounds of trash every day $ 10.47 $5,58 The average price for a pack of cigarettes Only 30% is actually recycled How do you achieve Then, you break these 2. down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals. oals Goals your goals for 10 years Split in smaller targets Create your "big picture" of what you want to do with your life (or over, say, the next 10 years), and identify the large- scale goals that you 1. Finally, once you have your plan, you start working on it to achieve these goals. 3. 1st want to achieve. Make SMART goals S MART Specific or Significant Attainable or Action- Oriented Relevant or Rewarding Time-bound or Trackable Measurable or Meaningful Sources: CDC I Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) I National Institutes of Health (NIH) I U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency (EPA) I Journal of Clinical Psychology | Opinion Research Corporation | Mind Tools 75% is recyclable

A Guide to New Year's Resolutions

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We start with good intentions but most New Year's Resolutions end in failure. Here's a visual guide to achieving those elusive goals.


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