Whether you're trying to break a bad habit, trying to get out of your comfort zone, or just want to have a long-term goal for 2024, New Year's Resolutions are always a great way to kick off a new year.

Personally, I want to be advanced in pool and shuffleboard.  I have been playing both every day for the past month and I have improved so much!  It takes a lot of strategy and patience for both sports, so I wanted to test my limitations going into 2024.

Resolutions don't always have to be big and extravagant - that's why I chose smaller goals to accomplish to make myself feel more accomplished!

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Every state was studied and majority of states in America said they want to improve their fitness.  Other popular resolutions around the country were these:

  • 38% said they would like to improve their finances.
  • 36% said they want to improve their mental health.
  • 34% said they would like to lose weight.
  • 32% said they would like to improve their diet.

Interestingly enough,

"Forbes stated that most people keep their resolutions two to three months before they ditch them, with only 1% of those who set resolutions making it to 12 months." [forbes]

Where did Illinois fall on the list, though?  Let's take a deep dive!



While Wisconsin is over here wanting more vacations in the near future, Illinois had a very different kind of goal in mind.  This I can kinda get behind because I have been lacking in this department: finding love.

Yup, Illinoisans want to up their dating game in 2024.  We're all hopeless romantics at heart, don't say you aren't!  Check your search history - have you asked Google about dating advice or tips in recent months?  I have... no shame.

Your goals are never too far out of reach, don't ditch your goals this year!  Trust the process, believe!  See the entire list here.

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