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Douglas Countians make 2013 resolutions
by Liz Marino
lmarino@neighbornewspapers.com
January 02, 2013 05:18 PM | 1106 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
John “Pops” Romanelli
Community Volunteer
“My resolution is to just get up in the morning and have a good day and give as much as I can. The more I can do, the better I feel.”
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According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects or the reforming of a habit. People tend to make a resolution for the new year, as it is seen as a new beginning, or the chance for a “do over.”

The top 10 resolutions for 2012, reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychology at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, were 1) to lose weight, 2) getting organized, 3) spend less, save more, 4) enjoy life to the fullest, 5) staying fit and healthy, 6) learn something exciting, 7) quit smoking, 8) help others in their dreams, 9) fall in love and 10) spend more time with family.

The study suggests that 45 percent of well-meaning Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions, but only eight percent are successful in achieving their goal. However, 49 percent have infrequent success.

Some Douglas County residents shared their New Year’s resolutions for 2013 last week.
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