Why Do New Years Resolutions Fail?
New Year's Resolutions rarely make it to Valentine's Day. In fact, 80% of New Year's Resolutions don't make it to February at all! Why is that?
According to psychotherapists and experts in motivation, one of the biggest reasons people don't keep their New Year's resolutions is because they're not specific enough. For instance, goals to "lose weight" or "spend less time working" leave too much gray area. When given this gray area and lack of accountability, we will surely take advantage of it. To avoid this, make your goals more specific. For specific health goals, this might look like "Lose 20 pounds" or "Take a 30-minute walk every day". But for even more effective and "sticky" goals, try to make you set goals specific to your motivations and wants. Here's what I mean.