Well it's the 12th of January already and chances are:
1. Your New Year's resolution involved losing weight, quitting smoking or reducing alcohol consumption (or all three)
2. You've given up already *
*This is based on actual academic research , see my APA style citation at the bottom of this blog post. It would also be scholarly of me to mention that this research refers specifically to North Americans so please don't let it get you down too much.
If you're in the Mabo Library in Townsville why not check out our New Year's display. You will see books to help you set goals, improve your fitness, quit smoking and manage your budget among other things. There are also details on the board about some fantastic local events such as the Magnetic Island Swim, the Corporate Triathlon and the Townsville Running Festival, note down the dates (there is plenty of time to prepare) and get ready to compete!
Koestner, R. (2008). Reaching one's personal goals: a motivational perspective focused on autonomy. Canadian Psychology, 49(1), 60-67. Retrieved January 5, 2010, from CSA Illumina database.