CHARLES CITY- Many people often joke about New Year resolutions falling to the wayside, but according to The University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology those who make resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t explicitly create resolutions.
The Journal lists self improvement or educational goals as the most popular type of resolution for many. Martha Cavanaugh says her resolution to be healthier fits into the self-improvement category.
Floyd County Treasurer Frank Rottinghaus’ resolution fits into the relationship category.
Rottinghaus’ brother, Vince Rottinghaus, says his resolution is simple.
The Journal of Clinical Psychology lists that 75% of resolutions are maintained through the first week, 64% are maintained through the first month, and only 46% are maintained past six months.
No matter your resolution or goals, may it bring you joy and achievement in the new year.