How are those New Year resolutions working out halfway through January? Statistics show that even though 72.6% of the population maintains their resolution through the first week of the new year, the numbers continue to drop as time goes by. What happens after January has come and gone?
A number of things go into losing steam. There's not always enough time in the day, or financial troubles arise, or sometimes you just stop believing that you can do it. Shape Magazine named "going at it alone" as the number one reason why a large part of the populations doesn't stick to their resolutions. Perhaps it's time to text a friend for support. According to NBC News, one of the most googled resolutions was "Live life to the fullest." So, where do you start? If resolutions aren't your thing, that's okay, too.
If you're serious about maintaining your plan, or if you've already called it quits, it isn't too late to keep going. The truth is, you don't need to wait for January 1st to set a self-improvement goal. Every day is a new day, and a perfect time to get started. Here is a list of books to help keep you motivated throughout the year.