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Time for a fresh start

Jessica Tanner

Leader Assistant Editor

Now that the holiday hustle has ended, many throughout the valley have a new task at hand—creating New Year resolutions. Statistics show that about half of those who make resolutions will give up on them within a few weeks. If you do not want to be one of these people take some time to consider what you would like to accomplish this year.

According to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 percent of American adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each year. Seventeen percent sometimes make a resolution, while 38 percent absolutely never make a New Year’s resolution.

Eight percent of people are successful in achieving their resolution, about 49 percent of people have occasional success and 24 percent fail on their resolutions each year.

The most common resolutions deal with weight loss, exercise, quitting old habits and money management. While we all have good intentions, resolutions can be hard to accomplish without a plan.

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