5 Common New Year’s Resolutions

The Quick Guide to Finding a New You in 2022


A time-honored New Year’s tradition is making a resolution for the year. The resolution can be anything from exercising more to stop eating as many sweets. Studies show that many people abandon their New Year’s resolutions before the end of January, but this year can be different.

With commitment, dedication, and a little support you can stick with your resolution and make 2022 all about you.

5 common resolutions for the new year:

1. Get Healthier

By far the most common resolutions involve getting healthier. Nearly half of people state that they want to lose weight or exercise more in the New Year. Others state that they want to eat healthier, give up sweets or red meat, or drink more water. All of these can drastically improve your health.

For individuals who have an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol, their goal may be to limit their substance intake or stop altogether. In many cases, it may take professional treatment to help them. 

2. Save Money

Another top resolution is to save money. The holidays can result in financial stress for millions of Americans. Saving money is often a priority for families hoping to buy a house, or individuals looking to have a rainy day fund.

3. Prioritize Family

After experiencing a global pandemic that left many people unable to see their loved ones for nearly two years, some are focused on prioritizing family in the new year. The isolation of the last two years has left many people yearning for what they missed including holiday dinners, birthdays, and other get-togethers.

4. Travel More

The pandemic also left many people unable to travel. A common resolution for 2022 is traveling more, whether local or abroad. Most countries are welcoming tourists again and people seem to be jumping at the chance.

5. Stop a Bad Habit

Finally, stopping a bad habit is a common to-do for many people’s resolution list. It can be smoking or eating sweets, anything that they perceive is unhealthy for themselves or others.