Is the start of a new decade impacting our motivation?

With the Christmas festivities complete and thoughts turning to the new year, New Year's resolutions are front of mind for many. We surveyed over 4,000 of our members across the UK, the research revealed that just over a quarter (26%) usually make resolutions, but with the dawn of a new decade, this is set to rise as 40% are now planning to make resolutions in 2020, with the number potentially climbing even further with 26% still deciding. 

The new decade looks set to bring fresh determination with it too, with over a third (39%) believing that the significance of the new decade will make them stick to resolutions for longer than they usually would. 

And it's not just the number of us making resolutions and the length of time we think we'll keep them that's changing either. More than one in ten (16%) think it will impact on the type of resolutions they make too.

Getting fitter (36%) and losing weight (29%) used to top the charts of resolutions respondents usually make, but when asked what resolutions they might consider at the start of 2020; trying more mindful exercise was the most popular at 29% followed by 21% planning to take up a completely different activity that they've never done before and 14% even resolving to love their body whatever their size.

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