Don't feel too bad if you've already abandoned your vow to exercise at 5 a.m. every day this year.
A Psychology Today blog cites research about the failure rate of New Year's resolutions. Some 22 percent of people fail after one week, 40 percent after one month, 50 percent after three months, 60 percent after six months, and 81 percent after 24 months, the research notes.
Some 50 percent of adults in North America will make a resolution, it adds.
Want resolutions that will last? Sculpt clearer goals, and remind yourself why you value the changes you're pursuing.