Happy New Year!

I have found changing habits can happen anytime, when I am passionate about making the improvement, regardless of the time of year, that’s when change the change not only occurs, but is maintained.

Almost fifty percent of American adults (48% according to a December 2009 Marist poll) questioned are somewhat likely to make a New Year’s resolution.  The most common ones are: to lose weight, stop smoking and exercise more often.

In 2008 35 % never followed up with their promise, while 65% of those who made a resolution, lived up to it for at a portion of the New Year.

About half of all American adults (48%, according to a Marist poll taken in December) say they are at least somewhat likely to make a New Year’s resolution this year. Their top vows: to lose weight (19%), quit smoking (12%) and exercise more (10%). Sound familiar?

Happiness is a key ingredient to creating and maintaining the physical health we desire, as well as our emotional well-being. So instead of giving you yet another article on how to make your New Year’s resolutions work, since most of them don’t, I’ve thought you might enjoy this article about happiness. Here’s a wonderful list of “happiness creators” from Time magazine:

See TIME’s special report on health and happiness