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According to the website Wallet Hub, these are some of the best cities in Texas to live in if you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions this coming New Year. Fortunately, there are several cities in the Lone Star State that made it on the National list. We Texans are not afraid to make a resolution especially if it's school or work-related.

I think it's super easy to make resolutions but I think it's super hard to try and keep them. I recall while in college our psychology professor told us that in order for us to make a change in our lives a natural habit, we would have to consciously make an effort and knowingly make the change. By the graph below Texans aren't afraid to make changes.

Source: WalletHub

So, how long does it take? For time's sake the fast answer is, according to a 2009 study in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes from 18 to 254 days for one to form a brand new habit and continue doing it naturally. The study revealed that on average, it takes 66 days for a new habit to become automatic and natural.

However, According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a pleasure-based habit is really difficult to break, because enjoyable behavior prompts your brain to make dopamine which makes one feel good. Dopamine is your body's reward candy of sorts that strengthens the habit and creates a craving to do it over and over again.

This is how the habit starts. So, It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions. The hard part is keeping them. Nonetheless, here's a quick rundown of the best Texas cities for persons wanting to keep their New Years' resolutions.

Texas Cities that make Work and School Related Resolutions. Then there's the health, diet, workout and finally financial resolutions.

City         Natl. Ranking

  • Laredo             4
  • Plano               5
  • Amarillo          14
  • Austin             17
  • Irving               32
  • Brownsville     36
  • Lubbock         38
  • Grand Prairie  41
  • Fort Worth      42
  • Arlington         43
  • San Antonio    45
  • Garland           55
  • Dallas              56
  • Corpus Christi  83
  • El Paso            115
  • Houston           126

Amazingly, the Department of Homeland Security has its own list of resolutions most Americans try to keep. More than 7 in 10 people admit they have failed to uphold their New Year’s resolutions in the past. According to a recent WalletHub survey, there’s no reason to not try again.

Okay here goes nothing... My new years' resolution is to eat more meat-shaped veggies in 2023. This shouldn't be too difficult since I have never had them before.

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