Poll: Here Are The Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions; What’s Yours?

Even if you don’t “believe” in resolutions, it’s hard to escape the pressure to set new goals this time of year. If you’re not reading an article about the celebrities and politicians who are making them; you’re probably listening to your friends and family confess their newfound goals for 2012.

You might have a goal that’s more unique, but the truth is, most of us make the same resolutions year in, year out. Whatever celebrities might do or say; whichever diet books are most popular from year to year, these are the top ten, according to usa.gov: Drink less, eat better, get a better job or education, get fit, lose weight, bring down debt or save money, de-stress, quit smoking, live greener, take a vacation, or help other people.

All of these are great goals, but we want to know: What are your goals for 2012? Tell us what your dreams are for 2012, so we can help you get there.

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    • Emilie @ www.icametorun.com

      I’m not sure I’m thinking of this as a resolution, but it is my new goal for 2012: to approach things with the perspective of a beginner, and not the jaded participant I’ve become lately. I’m trying to apply this to my running especially, where I’m constantly holding myself to high standards based on my past accomplishments, and burning out when I try to do more than my body is ready for. Ultimately, I am hoping this will allow me to focus more on what I have done, and not what I didn’t do.

      • Briana Rognlin

        Emilie, that’s awesome. I think avoiding burnout is a really great resolution! Pushing harder isn’t always better, sometimes just keeping motivated and balanced is hard enough work as is. Thanks for sharing!

      • Kerry O’Connor

        I agree with Emilie’s perspective. The best New Year’s resolutions are broad-based and can be achieved in a number of different ways. I haven’t exactly set mine, yet – I have a process that takes a bit. I wrote about it in my blog, Renewable Enthusiasm http://wp.me/p1JMxf-ft. But I’m pretty sure it’s going to do with having less resistance to my life and more flow. Once I’ve figured it out, I’ll be surely blogging about it!