We get by with a little help from our friends—and as it turns out, friends play a big role when committing to New Year’s resolutions, too. According to a recent survey by SKOUT, goals involving fitness, finance or fashion have a greater chance for success with the support of a friend.
When it comes to fitness, for instance, nearly 85 percent of survey respondents say they get a better workout when they exercise with a friend, and more than half prefer friendly encouragement over gadgets like fitness bracelets to help them achieve their goals.
Those who make resolutions to improve their financial situations also fare better with friends—over half of survey respondents who have seven or more good friends say they’ll set aside more money for retirement.
Those planning a wardrobe makeover in the New Year benefit from friendships, as well. Nearly three-quarters of female survey respondents say they’ll feel confident about their new look if friends pay them compliments. That’s the understatement of 2016!
Published with permission from RISMedia.