JOPLIN, MO.---"It's either a time factor, emotional factor, financial factor, or peer support factor," says Del Camp, Ozark Center Clinical Operations.
Del Camp with the Ozark Center in Joplin says there are many elements that go into setting and keeping a new year's resolution.
"There's a lot of pressure around this time of year to be thinking about 'wow, what would I want to do this next year' as a kind of clean slate way of thinking. For some people, their just not in the habit of making goals," says Del Camp.
He believes most people give up on their goal because they set unrealistic objectives.
"They selected something that is more challenging than they have a history of being able to address," says Camp.
They just don't have the resources to stay on task, whether it be financial or time restrictive.
"You want to work out but the only place you can work out is a place that costs $40 and you hadn't thought about that each month going out, so you can't really do that," says Camp.
Camp says if you're serious about sticking to your resolutions, make sure those closest to you are willing to help.
"We know that goals are much easier to get to if you have a lot of people pulling for you, and so instead of talking about resolutions, talk about goals. These are goals I have for the next year," says Camp.
Be up front with those in your support system about the change you are looking to make.
"Even if you see it as something positive, there's going to be a change taking place in your world and that might affect your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, your parents. So, it's really important that you get everyone on board," says Camp.
Camp says if you fall off the wagon, don't give up on the resolution right away. Evaluate what worked for you, what didn't, and give it another shot.