December 05, 2020 08:38
Travel was the top New Year's resolution that failed without even trying amid the coronavirus epidemic this year. But exercise was the resolution most likely to be kept.
In a poll of 5,330 people by employment portal Job Korea, 76.5 percent said they made resolutions for the new year.
Asked if they managed to keep them, 42.1 percent said yes, while 13.7 percent said they were unable to stick to them for more than a month. Some 30 percent said they gave up their resolutions in less than half a year.
The best-kept resolution was exercise with 41.5 percent. Dieting and self-improvement also fared reasonably well.
But travel was thwarted for obvious reasons with 24.3 percent, followed by learning a foreign language and, more surprisingly, reading.
Asked why they failed to stick to their plans this year, 56.5 percent frankly blamed their lack of willpower, but 30.6 percent blamed the coronavirus epidemic.
Others blamed lack of time, lack of motivation or lack of physical strength.
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