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Top 5 Most Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions

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With 2015 right around the corner, many people are deciding what they’ll try to accomplish in the new year. Though most New Year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions, most fail. Following are the top five New Year’s resolutions that people almost always break.

1. Lose Weight

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This is not only the most common resolution, but the most commonly broken, as well. Most often prompted by holiday indulgences (and the few extra pounds that go with it), people who set weight loss as their New Year’s resolution usually don’t accomplish their goal.

How to avoid failure: Set small, achievable and measurable goals to reach throughout the year. Instead of saying you want to loose 100 lbs, for example, aim to lose 5 to 10 lbs per month for the remainder of the year.

2. Quit Smoking

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Another common resolution is to kick the smoking habit – for good this time. Unfortunately, most smokers go back to smoking before the next New Year rolls around.

How to avoid failure: Make sure you’ve got a solid support network and consider talking to your doctor about ways to quit.

3. Drink Less

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This is a common one, especially after a night of partying hard on New Year’s Eve. Most people don’t make it through the month of January, however, let alone the entire year.

How to avoid failure: If you’re serious about cutting back, get a support system in place and try to plan your activities around things that don’t involve drinking.

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