ACROSS CALIFORNIA — It’s out with the old and in with the new. Across California, residents are kicking off the new year with high hopes for 2023.

Whether you love them or hate them, people across the Golden State are making New Year’s resolutions ranging from the tried and true — promises to work out more and spend less time on social media — to the less common such as singer Miley Cyrus’ resolve to be a better listener.

In a non-scientific survey conducted by Patch, residents across California shared what they hoped to change for the New Year.

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“I’d like to spend more time giving back to my community,” one reader said in Patch’s survey.

Another reader shared with Patch that they would pledge to spend more time with family and off of social media.

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They aren’t alone in looking to better themselves and their relationships with loved ones and their community in the new year.

Each year, 38.5 percent of adults living in the United States set New Year’s resolutions, according to a study published by Statista. Among young adults aged 18 through 34, 59 percent have New Year’s resolutions, making them the largest demographic to set goals for the New Year, the study said.

This year, the most popular New Year’s resolutions had to do with nutrition, Statista reported. In a survey conducted by Statista where 413 US adults were interviewed, 52 percent of adults age 18 through 89 hoped to exercise more in 2023, 50 percent of adults hoped to eat healthier and 40 percent of adults hoped to lose weight.

In a year marked by high inflation and climbing expenses, 39 percent of US adults hoped to save more money in 2023.

Less popular resolutions had to do with reducing use of alcohol and cigarettes and doing more for the environment, the survey said.

Even the rich and famous are looking to live better in the year ahead. Here’s what celebrities across the US are looking to promise in 2023:

Pop star Miley Cyrus shared in a teaser clip for NBC’s upcoming new year’s special, “A Toast to 2022!” that her New Year’s resolution for 2023 is to be a better listener. Cyrus said her New Year’s resolution was inspired in-part by Dolly Parton’s husband, Carl Thomas Dean.

“I guess my resolution would really be — my instinct is very loud, but I’m not a great listener sometimes,” Cyrus told “Today” host Hoda Kotb in the clip, according to People. “Dolly was telling me, her husband [Carl Thomas Dean] says, ‘You’re not hard of hearing. You’re hard of listening.’ And I guess that would kind of be my resolution, to not just listen to myself, but listen to others.”

Actress Cameron Diaz told E! News that while she is not making a specific New Year’s resolution, she has plenty of goals going into 2023 that expand on what she’s learned over the past year.

“I’m gonna kill it. I learned so much this year that makes me feel like next year is gonna be so much easier,” Diaz told E! News. “I’m going to be really on top of things, and it will be good to start all over next year. Some of the goals I had for last year didn’t necessarily happen, but now I can use them as goals for next year. When I get to the new year, I’m going to be ready.”

Pop star Gwen Stefani told E! News earlier this month that her New Year’s resolution is making sure that she’s up-to-date on the latest gardening tips.

“I think my resolution’s gonna be to make sure that I educate myself more on gardening because that’s my new hobby with Blake,” she told E! News.

Stefani’s husband, country artist Blake Shelton had his own resolution, telling Fox News Digital that he is “going to have one less drink a day.”


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