“New Year, New You” season is nearly upon us. And while some will be setting transformative goals for themselves in 2024, many continue to shift away from making resolutions at all. To wit, 55% of Americans and 66% of Millennials find the entire concept of resolutions outdated. And with finances tight for many, resolving to travel more, pay off debt, or even join a gym is a less realistic goal than it used to be. As a result, folks are prioritizing incremental change over dramatic lifestyle shifts.
One of the most popular resolutions for 2024 is improving mental health, ranking above losing weight and improving diet. This focus on mental health tracks with the “therapy boom” of recent years, which saw nearly a quarter of Americans visiting a mental health professional in 2022. And following the frenzy of December, January is as good a time as any—resolution or not—to recommit to mental and emotional wellbeing.
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