New Years Eve is only a few days away and we all have high hopes that 2022 will be better than 2021. And 2020 for that matter.
To me, I feel like we’ve been having a really long year since 2020. Of course, things have improved in the second year of the pandemic, but as the Omicron variant lifts its ugly head at the end of 2021, we have the major vibrations of 2020 occurring.
While I would rather make a New Years WISH for 2022 rather than a New Years resolution, now is a good time to think about what we can all do better in the coming year.
According to Zippia, an analytics firm that provides career advice, the New Year’s resolutions from Massachusetts residents surprised me somewhat. This is not exactly your typical resolution. Most of the other states went the average, lose weight, sleep better, quit smoking, quit drinking, but Massachusetts’ main resolution was actually to take more vacations. To like!
Most Americans don’t even use their allotted vacation time (I’m NOT one of them) but they really should. Many studies show that vacations make employees (aka people) happier, healthier, and better at their jobs. So this is a New Year’s resolution that I can totally buy into.
Using Google Trends, Zippia determined each state’s most popular New Years resolution.
We looked at search queries related to common New Year’s resolutions (such as “bodybuilding” and “weight loss.”). disproportionately more than other US states in the list of resolutions.
There are only two other states that want to prioritize their time off and travel in the New Year and that would be our neighbors in northern New Hampshire and the residents of Wisconsin. Maybe it has something to do with all three of these states having pretty serious winters and we’re just looking for a little extra sun.