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New Years resolutions the most popular resolutions we all make and do not keep

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Time for those infamous New Years resolutions that most of us do not keep. According to iQuanti, a data-driven digital marketing company, compiled a list of the most popular resolutions based on Google search terms occurring from January 2016 through October.

Get Healthy: Top of the list for New Years resolutions  62,776,640 searches, a 13.77 percent increase over last year during the same time period, when it was searched 55,177,290 times. Americans spend 30 billion dollars per year on getting healthy. According to Gold’s Gym, there traffic jumps 40 percent between December and January. Then the number of memberships dips back down significantly in February.

Studies show most people ditch the fitness resolutions after just 14 days. That is why doctors say, be patient. It takes a while for exercise to become a habit. If exercise isn’t a part of your normal routine already, doctors advise that you don’t overdue it.

Get Organized: 33,230,420 searches, dipping by 7.41 percent compared to last year’s tally of 35,888,7. Really organized people are not born organized people. They have to cultivate healthy habits, which then help them to stay organized. Here are the essential ten habits they use to keep their lives in order:

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Live Life to the Fullest: 18,970,210, spiking by 13.04 percent from last year, when it maxed at 16,782,030. The key to living life to the fullest for me is contentment. I heard an interview by Eric Clapton once where he said in his 20’s he had everything a man could want, money, fame, houses, cars, women. Yet he woke every day thinking about suicide. He realized the key to contentment was wanting what you have.

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Learn New Hobbies: 17,438,670 searches, up 4.72 percent from last year’s total searches of 16,652,950. I enjoy cooking and playing the guitar as well as some occasional woodworking. Not sure what you would enjoy for a hobby? Check out Buzzfeeds 17 hobbies to try if you suck at hobbies.

Spend Less/Save More: 15,905,290 searches, up 17.47 percent from 13,539,500 in 2016. This is Dave Ramsey 101. The only way to save more money is to spend less, duh. You’ll only start saving money when you develop healthy money habits and your future needs become more important than your current wants.

Travel: 5,964,130 searches, down by 0.82 percent from 2015’s 6,013,550. Number 6 New Years resolutions could definitely conflict with number 5. We all want to travel more but travel is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. See the ultimate guide to traveling when you have no money.

Read More: 4,746,560 searches, down 5.63 percent from last year’s 5,029,790. In 2017 I began reading the list of famous business schools, Harvard, Stanford, and the Wharton business school of the University of Pennsylvania. It was through one of the books on the list “crush it”  that I got the idea for this blog. I have really enjoyed reading the books. You can find many of them at your local library.

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