Survey Says This Is the Top Resolution for the New Year

Although plenty of people want to lose weight and spend less, this year Money is reporting that the most popular resolution is something a little more unexpected: Americans want to enjoy life to the fullest. Money cites GoBanking Rates who conducted a survey in late November of 2015. The survey asked more than 5000 people one question: What are your 2016 resolutions? The options were: 1) enjoy life to the fullest, 2) live a healthier lifestyle, 3) lose weight, 4) save more, spend less, 5) spend more time with family and friends, and 6) pay down debt.

Nearly half of the respondents (45 percent) said that they want to have fun and seize the day in 2016. “Who wouldn’t want to live life to the fullest?” said Cameron Huddleston, a spokeswoman for the survey. “Unfortunately, the small things in life can get in the way of actually enjoying life. Perhaps that’s why so many people are resolving to live life to the fullest — as a reminder to take advantage of the time they have.” I love the idea of living life to the fullest in 2016. The resolution feels more attainable than something more black and white like quitting booze or going to the gym every day.

To learn how to live a fuller life read How to Be Happy and Live Life to the Fullest.

If you took the survey, what answer would you have chosen?