Local residents share their New Year's resolutions

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A recent online survey by YouGov found 37 percent of people named eating better, exercising and spending less money as their top resolutions for the coming year.

Self care, such as getting more sleep, came in fourth on the list.

Other resolutions in the survey include reading more books (18%), learning a new skill (15%) and getting a new job (14%).

Residents in our area have an idea of the resolutions they want to tackle in 2018.

Cailynne Burroughs said, "I'm not very nice sometimes. I'm not. I'm going to try to work on my mouth, saying stuff I don't need to."

"I've been smoking for like 30 years now. I'm not getting any younger, so I would like to quit smoking. Maybe I can get healthier," said Johnny Timmons.

Veronica Peoples said, "Try to make a change and help others in their lives also, and try to be just great for someone."

Tonya Ludlow said, "Make a whole new change for me and make myself happy."

"Get me and my wife exercising some. It's also hard to get started and then dieting and everything else. Then you lose track in about February and just say 'The heck with it,'" said Mark Prance.

Experts say to keep your New Year's resolutions, you should start small and change one behavior at a time, share your experiences with family and friends, don't beat yourself up and ask for support.

Experts say your goals should also be specific, achievable, measurable, and relevant.

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