With the last day of the decade upon us, many Aussies would be busy writing down their goals for the year and decade to come.
But some goals are popping up more frequently than others, Finder.com.au has revealed.
Of the 79 per cent of Aussies committing to a New Year’s resolution, over half (53 per cent) of them want to lose weight or ramp up their fitness regime, and 46 per cent want to improve their diet.
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Here are the top 5 New Year’s resolutions:
Get out of debt
Improving work/life balance, finding love, quitting smoking, volunteering and reducing alcohol intake are also popular resolutions amongst Aussies.
How to stick to your goals
While the start of the new year is a great time to wipe the slate clean, Finder’s personal finance expert, Kate Browne, said it’s best to be smart about your goals.
Take baby steps
Breaking up your big-picture goals into smaller targets or milestones to reach every month could see you actually achieve the goals you set.
“This will help you stay focussed and prevent resolution burnout. Think of your grand plan as a marathon, not a sprint.”
Focus on one thing at a time
Setting multiple goals at once isn’t always sustainable, Browne said.
“Instead, focus on one or two key areas you’d like to improve on over the coming year.”
Check in with yourself
For larger goals, Browne said it’s a good idea to check in with yourself every month to see how you’re tracking.
“Regularly monitoring your progress can prevent you from falling off the wagon.”
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