Resolution Check: Remember Those New Year’s Resolutions?


At the start of every new year, it’s easy to throw the “R” word around freely. You know, that word that represents our personal commitments to improve aspects of our life? That word, of course, is “resolution” and it comes from a Latin word that means “to loosen or release.” The tricky part about making a resolution is actually sticking to it. According to, 60 percent of us make resolutions, but only eight percent are actually successful in achieving them.

Well into the first quarter of 2019, it’s a good time to reflect on our personal vows and see where they stand. At Arthur Murray, we check in on our students’ needs. We know that getting things done makes us all feel better! Psychologists say that conquering your goals improves your overall well being. On the contrary, building up an insurmountable to-do list that lingers month to month can lead to one feeling bogged down.

First, let’s take a look at the tasks at hand. The most common 2019 resolutions were:

  1. Diet or eat healthier (71 percent)
  2. Exercise more (65 percent)
  3. Lose weight (54 percent)
  4. Save more and spend less (32 percent)
  5. Learn a new skill or hobby (26 percent)
  6. Quit smoking (21 percent)
  7. Read more (17 percent)
  8. Find another job (16 percent)
  9. Drink less alcohol (15 percent)
  10. Spend more time with family and friends (13 percent)

As a dance studio, we like to think of ourselves as a receptacle to many of the most common commitments. Are you longing to improve your social life? Dancing does that! Do you want to lose weight? Dancing does that! Are you hoping to learn a new skill? Guess what? Dancing does that! Do you want to feel more happiness? You guessed it — dancing does that too!

Procrastinating on your goals is all too easy so let’s put an end to it NOW!

By joining Arthur Murray Royal Oak, you are joining a community. Our students often comment on the many side benefits of ballroom dancing. You get your exercise while meeting new people and lowering your stress, for example. Don’t start summer feeling sluggish. Come see us and we’ll help you tackle your resolution list, while having a lot of fun. The beauty of Arthur Murray is that we offer a free, no-obligation introductory session. Sign up for a trial or call us at (248) 548-4770. Share your goals and our professional instructors will help you achieve them. Making the most of the rest of 2019 can start right now ☺