Is this YOU?
We all have mindless, knee-jerk responses to basic questions . . . like, if someone asks how you're doing, you probably say, "I'm good" or "I'm fine" whether you're WONDERFUL or MISERABLE. That's just what humans do.
What are some other things you ALWAYS say but rarely ever mean? Here are seven of the most common answers . . .
1. "Let's get together soon." You may WANT to hang out with the person soon, but how often do you follow up and actually make it happen?
2. "I hate that." You don't really HATE minor little things.
3. "What?" You heard what the person said but didn't pause for even a second to process it without instinctively saying, "What?"
4. "I'm so sorry." You're not really that sorry.
5. "I'll definitely consider it." That means you already HAVE considered it, the answer is NO, but you're deflecting.
6. "Bless you." After someone sneezes, we say it to be polite . . . not to actually bless someone.
7. "I'll just do it tomorrow." You probably won't.
According to a new study, the average family will drive 413 MILES over the next few weeks for Christmas activities. Here's how that breaks down . . .
Six trips to the store to buy food and alcohol, 24 miles.
Three visits to grandparents, 102 miles.
Two visits to in-laws, 72 miles.
Three trips to see other family members and go to their parties, 102 miles.
Two visits to see old friends, 82 miles.
Picking up family on Christmas Day, 19 miles.
Three quick, miscellaneous last-minute trips, 12 miles.
If you're making a New Year's resolution to lose weight, two things: First, good for you. And second . . . the odds are completely stacked against you actually succeeding. Sorry.
According to a new survey, 72% of us have made a New Year's resolution to lose weight in previous years. But 69% of us have FAILED at it.
In other words, there's only about a 3% success rate. Still, 70% of the people polled said they plan to make it a New Year's resolution AGAIN this year.
According to one expert, the key is to have realistic goals, and also make sure you have plenty of healthy foods around . . . so you don't go back to eating entire bags of Doritos.
And a lot of people break their New Year's resolution to lose weight because they don't see RESULTS fast enough. So you also have to be patient. 70% of people who HAVE failed say they abandoned their resolution by March.