If you're one of those people who make New Year's resolutions, by now you've either backpedaled on your promise or are fully immersed in making sure you keep yourself on track. In fact, a poll by Statista shows that almost 70% of Americans made at least one New Year's resolution. And believe it or not, the majority of us all wish for the same things.
How did New Year's resolutions start in the first place? It's a ritual that actually goes back thousands of years, starting with the ancient Babylonians. They started each year with a promise to pay off their debts or returned borrowed items, but it was the ancient Romans who connected the ceremony with January. At the start of every year, they made a promise to the Roman god Janus—who inspired the name of the month.
Through the 20th and 21st centuries, the number of people that make resolutions has slowly increased, with many of us hoping for health, wealth, and happiness. So what are some things that can help us make it through the rest of the year with our goals accomplished? We took a look at the most common New Year's resolutions and compiled a list of cool items that will make it a breeze to stick out the year and fulfill your promise.
Here are the most common New Year's Resolutions for 2018.
Let's look at some fun and unique products that will make it a breeze to keep yourself on track and meet your goals in the New Year.
Keep the toxins out of your body and practice your green thumb by growing your own wheatgrass.
Get More Exercise
Dressing the part is half the battle and these fun leggings will make you want to get out your yoga mat or take a jog around the block.
Who wouldn't want to give their spare change to this cute kitty, who gobbles it up and keeps it safe for a rainy day.
Focus on Self-Care
Improve your sleep cycle by using a sunrise alarm clock, which will gently wake you by increasing the intensity of light in your room.
With all the new books you'll be reading, you'll want a quirky bookmark to make sure you never lose your place.
Make New Friends
Get to know new people by packing your bags and treating yourself to an adventure, whether close to home or across the ocean.
Learn a New Skill
This stitch sampler will help teach you basic embroidery stitches, allowing you to take the first steps toward becoming a master of modern embroidery.
Get a New Job
Take Up a Hobby
Dust off your camera and start shooting. With this book, published by Aperture, you'll have no shortage of inspiration to carry you through a whole year of photography.