Ever the optimists, over half of Americans also believe they’ll actually keep their resolutions this year, with a quarter anticipating their willpower lasting for the whole year and a third hoping to stay on track beyond 2019.
And they might be right. When asked if they kept their New Year’s resolutions in the past, 42 percent said that they have. Of those, 74 percent stuck with it for at least six months and 39 percent made it the whole year.
Perhaps the high rate of success reflects realistic goal-setting: Approximately 53 percent of Americans make three or fewer resolutions; 29 percent make only one.
Aside the matter of sticking to a resolution or not, locals from North Alabama shared their resolutions and what they enjoyed most in 2018.