The most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2013

Neela Debnath
firworks 300x225 The most popular New Years resolutions for 2013

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Whether it’s giving up chocolate, joining the gym or reading more, most people want to make a fresh start when the clocks strike midnight on the 31st December.

Interestingly enough though, it seems that the bite of the recession is the issue at the forefront of most poeple’s minds if the results of a recent survey are anything to go by.

According to the study the top resolution was to save money, with 31 per cent of people saying they were planning to be more thrifty in 2013, while getting out of debt came a close second.

The list of top 10 resolutions also featured more common new year’s promises such as eating more healthily and giving up smoking. Among the 1,672 people asked by, around 18 per cent said they wanted to get get fit and lose weight.

Here are the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2013:

1. Save more money – 31%

2. Get out of debt – 22%

3. Get fit/lose weight – 18%

4. Change job/career – 16%

5. Quite smoking – 13%

6. Give up alcohol – 11%

7. Spend less time working – 9%

8. Spend more time with family/friends – 7%

9. Give up chocolate – 6%

10.  Move house – 2%

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