With the new year about ready to ring in, many people will consider making resolutions for 2012.
Some of the popular ones include resolving to lose weight, exercise more, spend less money and volunteer time with a charitable cause. It used to be that quitting smoking was a big one but, come to think of it, so few people smoke in Marin County that it can't be among the big ones anymore.
A University of Washington study in 1997 found 47 percent of the 100 million adult Americans who made resolutions gave up on their goals after two months. This figure has grown to 80 percent in the past decade, according to recent research completed at the University of Minnesota.
And so it seems that our good intentions often fall by the wayside.
Novato Patch wants to know if you make new year's resolutions. Vote in today's poll and, if you are an individual who makes resolutions, feel free to tell us what they are in the comments section below.