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The Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

According to an article on the website Statistic Brain, these were the top ten New Year's resolutions (for 2012):

  1. Lose weight
  2. Get organized
  3. Spend less, save more
  4. Enjoy life to the fullest
  5. Stay fit and healthy
  6. Learn something new and exciting
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Help someone else achieve their dreams
  9. Fall in love
  10. Spend more time with family

From another angle, the top resolutions fall into the following categories (it's greater than 100 percent because people chose multiple resolutions):

  • Self-improvement or education resolutions—47 percent
  • Weight related resolutions—38 percent
  • Money related resolutions—34 percent
  • Relationship related resolutions—31 percent

The article didn't mention any resolutions about spiritual growth or spiritual disciplines (although the survey may never have intended to measure resolutions for our spiritual lives).

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