After the gluttonous holiday season, New Year’s Day marks the start of a new year, or a clean slate. Many people choose January 1st as a day to set goals for themselves in the coming year. These New Year’s resolutions normally focus on beginning new habits or breaking a bad habit. In the United States alone, 40 to 45 percent of adults make a resolution at the start of each year. One study shows the most popular resolutions made annually, and not surprisingly, the resolutions of many people in the CursorMania office reflect this trend. The top New Year’s resolutions are: lose weight, manage debt/save money, get a better job, get fit, eat right, get a better education, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, take a trip, volunteer to help others, and reduce stress.
Many articles say that the best way to achieve your goals is to share them with your friends and set reminders for yourself. Having the support of friends, family members and even coworkers can help you stay on the right path and help you get back on track if you stray from your goal. Even if your friends don’t share the same goals, ask them to check in on your goals occasionally or gently remind you if they catch you breaking one of your resolutions. Since quitting smoking is one of the most widely-chosen New Year’s resolutions, we’re sharing another free cursor this week for you to download. Making this nasty, old cigarette your cursor will constantly remind you of your goal and will hopefully prevent you from taking smoke breaks at work and at home. From all of us at CursorMania, happy New Year and good luck with those resolutions!