Failed on your New Year’s Resolution already? Start again on Monday

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  • A group of researchers found that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first month
  • They also found that Mondays are a fresh start for those who fail to reach their goal the past week
  • Google search about health is also highest after the weekend

A study has found that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first month. So, if you are already behind your fitness goals this year, do not worry because it does not mean you need to quit trying. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland actually believe that you can look at Mondays as fresh starts.

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They have what is dubbed “Monday Campaigns” that promote Healthy Monday Reset intended to help people keep their New Year’s resolution the whole year. As part of the program, they give out “Monday Cues” that will serve as your reminder to avoid stress by taking deep breaths. It also has “Monday Mile” that aims to promote exercise as a habit.

Through these programs, Monday Campaigns Managing Director Ron Hernandez said, they hope to help people get back on track in case they fail to meet their goals so they won’t totally lose the motivation.

“If you fall off the wagon, it gives you 52 opportunities to get back on track or refresh your goals,” Hernandez said in an interview with Healthline.

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Hernandez explained that they chose Mondays because people’s Google search about health is highest after the weekend.

“There’s a spike in people getting health information on Mondays and Tuesdays more than any other day of the week, and people are also more receptive to the information on those days,” Hernandez said.

Aside from this, most people see Monday as a fresh beginning. “People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to starts diets and exercise regimes, quit sm0king and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than any other day. And a Monday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week,” Monday Campaigns said on their website.

So if you have started cheating on your diet, you still have many Mondays to start anew and finally keep your New Year’s resolution.

Keep your fingers crossed and your resolve stronger!