Happy New Year!
There’s something magical about the idea of having a fresh start. A clean slate, a new you – however you want to look at it, the mental space of a brand-new year is a wonderful thing. In spite of the magic, however, statistics tell us that about 90 percent of resolutions are broken and discarded within a few weeks, leaving us depressed, frustrated and stuck in our old ruts.
Fortunately, those same statistics tell us that most of the time it isn’t us that’s the problem – it’s our resolutions. Did you know that how you structure your resolution can make a huge difference in how likely you are to follow through with it? It’s true!
Check out these science- and psychology-based tips and tricks for building a resolution that actually works!
- Pick something that matters to you. Resolutions you made because you “felt like you should” or because “everyone else was doing it” are doomed to fail. Ask yourself what dreams and goals are near and dear to your heart and go from there.
How does your resolution stack up?