Allow Practicality When Writing Up Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by:

Happy New Years_10268_20091126


Well it is officially the last full week of 2013 and the deadline for New Years’ resolutions are quickly approaching.

Have you made your New Year’s Resolution(s) yet?


Some may think making a New Year’s Resolution is just a waste of time but according to nearly 40 to 45 percent of Americans make one or more resolutions each new year.

Sadly enough research shows that after six months only 46 percent of people are still sticking to their resolutions.  That is only half my friends!

Why Make a Resolution?

  • Setting goals are valuable.
  • You will accomplish something by at least sticking to your goal(s) for a certain period of time.
  • It is good for your well being to work towards something realistic.
  • If you plan to change your eating habits or get back in the gym- it is healthy.
  • It is healthy mentally and physically to change a few habits here and there.

Check out this inspirational video on the value of making a New Year’s Resolution!

Most Popular Resolutions

According to

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Stop smoking
  • Learning to live on a budget
  • Debt Reduction

Maybe you need to read it to believe it…Resolutions That Work by Serge Prengel

This short read will show you how to;

  1. Make you resolutions.
  2. Keep your resolutions.

Follow the link to read some of the book online!

How to: Make a Realistic Resolution

  • Take time to evaluate where you are and where you want to be at this time next year.
  • Make a list- under each bullet point make a checklist of the specific steps it will take you to accomplish that goal.
  • Let your list be ongoing- why set an expiration date towards your goals?

Be Smart About It

While making your goals, ask yourself are they…

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-based

From all of us at Family Medical Walk-In Clinics, we wish you a very Happy New Year!


if (document.currentScript) {


About the Author:

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer and I am the face behind all of articles. I have an undergraduate degree in Broadcast/Journalism with a minor in Marketing. I completed my Master's in Health Communication in 2014. I work for a company called Family Medical Walk-In Clinic that is based out of Southwest Missouri. They are an Urgent Care facility based out of Springfield, MO. We decided to start this blog page to give our community a little something extra. I have found a passion for writing health related articles; I write articles based on what I think my readers want to know and learn more about. I don't want to overwhelm anyone with a bunch of medical terms, so I keep most of my articles simple and to the point. I want to thank those of you who are loyal to reading my weekly articles and also to my new readers. I hope you find this website informative but at the same time enjoyable!

Add a Comment