More than 80 per cent of Brits have ditched the tradition of making New Year resolutions after failing to abide by it in previous years, says a new poll.
The decline could be due to the type of resolutions people make.
"I think many people aspire to the unlikely or impossible, and pick resolutions that are about levels of self-control and self-denial which are difficult to attain," the Daily Express quoted Professor Martin Skinner, a psychologist at Warwick University, as saying.
"When they don't see the results they want, and which they have probably failed in the past to achieve, they tend to give up again," Skinner added.
The survey by joint supplement Flexeze Fortify found the most popular resolutions were to exercise more or lose weight.