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Experts weigh in on making New Year's resolutions that stick

Posted at 8:56 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 21:56:07-05

KILLEEN, TX — After ringing in the new year, many are making resolutions for the year to come. But how many will you keep it up?

Studies show that less than 25 percent of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days. Only 8 percent accomplish them.

“All too often we make resolutions and we don’t have a plan behind those,” said Scott Kerschner, a life coach, and owner of Lone Star Motivational Strategies.

He suggests that people setting a goal should break their mission down into attainable steps.

“Write it down. Whatever you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it. That way you’ll see something everyday that’s more permanent versus something that is in your head,” said Kerschner.

Experts say there is no wrong time to create goals. Marc Wheat, of Killeen, says he doesn’t rely on the calendar for setting a goal.

“You should be making changes throughout the year. So to narrow it down to one year, I mean one day. I don’t feel like it’s really going to be a change. You should already make those adjustments in life,” said Wheat.