At the time in the year notorious for people falling off the New Year’s resolution wagon, a study released today has revealed that out of a staggering 73% of Brits making New Year’s resolutions, 32% of people in the UK have revealed that their 2021 goal is simply to make the most of their life this year.
The online study, by leading health and wellness company Juice Plus+ was conducted among 2,000 people in the United Kingdom. To inspire people not to quit, and to stay on track with their goals, Juice Plus+ literally crushed the nation’s goal in each country, see video here.
Top 2021 Goals
The second week of January often spells disaster for resolutions, with people giving up on the bold plans that they have made for the new year. But research by Juice Plus+ has revealed that after a turbulent and unpredictable 2020, 32% of Brits are more focused on their mental health and wellness than ever before, with 27% vowing to concentrate more on their overall happiness and 21% committed to bettering themselves in lieu of a tough 2020.
Brits across the country are committing to focus on their mental health and wellness by exercising more (25%), prioritising their happiness over everything (22%) and overall being more positive (17%).
With 37% of people admitting they fail to achieve their goals because they are too big or drastic, and with Quitter’s Day just around the corner, Juice Plus+ wants to make this a thing of the past, by challenging Brits to focus on making one simple change and writing it down, as a positive first step on their journey.
Top 5 Goals
- 25% set the goal to exercise more
- 23% set the goal to lose weight
- 22% set the goal to be happy
- 22% set the goal to eat healthier
- 17% set the goal to be more positive
Achieving your goals
For those who had set goals for themselves in 2020, the average person reported achieving under half of them. 25% of people admitted that they will only stick to their resolutions if they visualise themselves achieving their goals, and hold themselves accountable. 22% of people write their goals somewhere public in their house or workplace, whilst 1 in 7 log their goals in a diary, and 13% set regular reminders on their phone to keep them on track. Whilst 47% said they tend to focus on one goal at a time, 33% of people work towards multiple goals at once.
Honey Langcaster-James, Behavioural Psychologist and Director of global psychology consultancy On Set Welfare, commented, “Whilst many people set themselves goals for the new year, it is important to make sure goals are not too overreaching or unattainable. 27% of people surveyed reported that their goals are too big, which is likely why they struggle to achieve them. As we enter a new year and set ourselves new goals for the year ahead, it is more important than ever to be realistic with them, and make sure they are genuinely achievable. That way, at the end of the year, you will feel a real sense of achievement which is something we could all benefit from given the challenges in recent times.”
Juice Plus+ Health Coach, Vanessa Gatelein said, “This new year, we know now more than ever that people are going to want to crush their 2021 goals and focus on the small wins that can give them a hit of positivity. People tend to be “all or nothing” when it comes to making changes in nutrition and lifestyle, trying to completely change everything in their life overnight which is just not sustainable. Most people are generally never able to maintain the drastic changes so we try to inspire healthy living in people by teaching people that small, simple steps lead to lasting changes. We aim to meet people where they are in their healthy living journey and stress that making simple, realistic changes leads to long-term healthier lifestyles, step by step”
Go to Juice Plus+ social channels to see how you can crush your goals.
The study also revealed:
- 26% of UK respondents said that making goals that are too big/too much of a drastic change is most likely to stop them from achieving them
- Just 8% of people said they always achieve any goal they set for themselves
- 26% of people said it usually takes over 80 days to achieve their goal
- 21% of Brits reward themselves when they reach each milestone on the way to their goal
- 47% said visualising their goal is a constant reminder of what they’re working towards
- With the environment becoming more of a focus across the globe, 15% of Brits have set goals to focus more on helping the planet