The majority of people who make New Years resolutions don’t keep them, this is because they want to change so much in a small amount of time simply by hitting the New Year reset button. it just doesn’t work that way, it’s best to use science as a way to make your goals more attainable. Set smaller more tangible goals for yourself as a way to get there in smaller steps. You should also change behavior, behavior that will get you there rather than focusing on the long term goal.
- Instead of committing to a specific goal, commit to a specific behavior so that you will put less pressure on yourself.
- Work on your goal with your friend so that you both can motivate each other and keep yourselves positive on your work.
- Come up with a contingency plan in case things go awry. You’ll want to be prepared for anything.
“We’re not alone. In a study of 3,000 people, only 12% ended up meeting their New Year’s resolution.”