A new survey done by GOBankingRates revealed which are the top six resolutions for 2016. The personal finance site surveyed around 5,000 Americans and offered six different resolutions from domains like finance, health and family.
Losing weight wasn’t on the first place like expected. Enjoying life to the fullest won with 46% of the people setting this goal for 2016.30 of the 50 states involved in the study had this resolution as the top one.
It was a surprise not only because Americans tend to be more obsessed with losing weight, but also because of today’s culture. Everything nowadays is put on fast forward, and people don’t have the time to enjoy the little things. The living in the present attitude is a great one and should be adopted by more people.
Here are some tips on how you can accomplish this goal in 2016. You should focus more on the present and forget the past and stop worrying about what the future might hold. If you’ll focus more on others, you’ll discover that you won’t have time to judge yourself or others. Traveling and doing new stuff will also guarantee a live in the now attitude.
Living a healthier lifestyle came in second, with 41% choosing it as their resolution. There was a difference in the states when it came to this one, with more Midwestern regions choosing this instead of living life to the fullest, like the people living in the Southern regions preferred. The first steps in changing your lifestyle should include doctor appointments, more exercise, upgrading your diet and managing the stress better.
On the third place people chose losing weight, with 40% of the surveyed people picking it as a resolution. The people who opted the most for this resolution were from Kentucky, Arizona, Montana and the New England states. As obesity continues to increase in the U.S., with two out of three Americans being obese, this resolution comes as no surprise.
Spending more time with the family and friends was the fourth most picked resolution. For the people living in Wyoming and Arkansas, this was the top resolution. Spending time with your dear ones could one of the steps you should take if you want to live your life to the fullest. This time is an important one, whether if it consists of dinners, game nights or long conversations.
The fifth resolution was saving more money and also spending less. Here are some steps you should consider if you think about saving more money. Recording your expenses, making budgets, setting saving goals and deciding which should be your priorities should be on your list.
The sixth and final resolution also involved money and it referred to paying debts. This was more of a priority for older people, with only 9% of people between 18 and 24 years old considering it a top priority.
With the top six resolutions for 2016 having family and quality of life at the top of the list, the new year should be a good one.
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