New Year’s Resolutions… Most of us make them and nearly as many of us fail to keep them. It is important to know that there are ways that you can increase your chances at succeeding. According to Time Magazine, there are a few reasons why most resolutions don’t stick.
“I’m going to eat better.”
“I’m going to lose weight.”
“I’m going to write a novel.”
For resolutions to work, they must be more specific, rather than abstract generalizations. Instead of saying “I want to lose weight,” it is more effective to say “I am going to lose one pound a month.” The old KISS Principle (Keep It Simple, Silly) is at work here. By keeping it simple, we make it easier for our unconscious mind to manage our mental mindsets.