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Benefits abound for making and keeping New Year's resolutions

Benefits abound for making and keeping New Year's resolutions

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Many people use the dawn of a new year as a time to create a list of resolutions that reflect positive changes they hope to make in the year ahead.

And we are several weeks into 2021, and people are likely doing their best to strive to keep these goals as best as they possibly can.

Between 40 and 45 percent of American adults make resolutions each year, according to the health and wellness group Proactive Mindfulness.

According to John C. Norcross, Marci S. Mrykalo and Matthew D. Blagys, co-authors of the study “Auld Lang Syne: Success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year’s resolvers and non-resolvers,” within six months of starting a resolution 46 percent of people are still maintaining their resolutions.

Resolutions, for some people, are not their “thing,” but there are several positive reasons to make them.

First, resolutions provide practice setting goals.

Read the rest of the story in the January 13 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald!

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