Many of has made them before. Some of us have kept them while others have struggled. Usually, they are designed to help us better ourselves as we pursue another year of living on this planet we call earth. We're talking about, of course, New Year's Resolutions.
Each year, the top resolutions are ranked, with some unsurprising top contenders always taking up the top five slots. In no particular order, these include: weight loss, quit smoking, quit drinking, find love, happiness and money.
But, a new survey on New Year's Resolutions for 2016 has found quite a different top ranking resolution for this year: Make the most of life. Or as the survey stated "live life to its fullest."
GO Banking Rates set out to find out what people were thinking about for New Year's this year. After conducting a survey of over 5,000 people, over 45% said living life to its fullest was their top resolution.
Here's how the survey results broke down:Americans' 2016 New Year's Resolutions:
- Enjoy life to the fullest (45.7%)
- Live a healthier lifestyle (41.1%)
- Lose weight (39.6%)
- Spend more time with family and friends (33.2%)
- Save more, spend less (30.1%)
- Pay down debt (27.5%)
- More than half of Americans (57.6 percent) are setting a money goal.
- Women are more focused on enjoying life to the fullest than men (at 47.6 percent vs. 41.4 percent) as well as losing weight (at 40.3 percent vs. 36.7 percent of men).
- While millennials are the age group most concerned with spending less and saving more money in 2016, Gen Xers are the most focused on paying down their debt.
- "Enjoy life to the fullest" is the top resolution of residents in 30 states.
What's your New Year's Resolution? Let us know in your comments. And remember, have a happy and safe holiday this year!