New Years resolutions a challenge for many

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Nolan Carpenter – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Although statistics show keeping a New Year’s resolution can be difficult, that shouldn’t discourage Mustangs from keeping or making one this year.  After all, “New year, new you.”

The American Psychological Association (APA) found that the more realistic a resolution is, the more likely a person will succeed at keeping it.

Studies show most resolutions hit a slump in about February and it’s this slump that causes people to give up on them. In fact, 80 percent of resolutions are abandoned in February.

The APA also found out that failed resolutions caused an increase in anxiety and frustration over reminders from other failed resolutions, making you feel hopeless in accomplishing your resolution.

A small number of people complete their resolution, 9.2 percent to be exact. This year be part of that 9.2 percent. The APA offers advice on how to keep resolutions throughout the new year.

For anyone still without a resolution, Mirror has a list of 21 New Year’s Resolutions that will keep 2019 interesting.

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