As the year ends, we begin to think about how we could make our lives better. That last couple of days before the New Year we contemplate which resolutions we should make... in hopes that we can actually stick with them. A recent survey revealed the Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Success and Happiness in 2017.

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The website Inc. recently asked 2,000 people about their New Years resolutions and came up with their Top 10 List:

  1. Diet or eat healthier
  2. Exercise more
  3. Lose weight
  4. Save more and spend less
  5. Learn a new skill or hobby
  6. Quit smoking
  7. Read more
  8. Find another job
  9. Drink less alcohol
  10. Spend more time with family and friends

Of the 60% of us that make New Year's resolutions, less than 1 out of 10 people will follow through. Women tend to make resolutions about health, while men make resolutions about career and drinking less.

Sadly, over half of us will fail with our resolution before the end of January.

Inc. also put together a better approach to resolutions...10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Beat Yours. Maybe it is time to replace those same old resolutions with a new list for a more positive you. I like their new approach.

Good luck and Happy New Year!!