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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Work

How to Make New Year's Resolutions Work“88% of all resolutions end in failure, according to a 2007 survey of over 3,000 people conducted by the British psychologist Richard Wiseman” (C)¬†The Wall Street Journal

With the rise of the internet and social networks, it seems that almost everybody has one or a couple of New Year’s resolutions nowadays. While it is definitely a right thing to do, a lot of those resolutions result in failures. People that promised themselves to lose weight/stop smoking/quit drinking break their vows in fucking January! Of course, they do not even try to get back on track in further months because they “tried everything” (in reality trying nothing). Obviously, it is not the way New Year’s resolutions meant to work.¬†Therefore, here are my thoughts on how to make everything right.

Why Do We Fail?

First of all, we should look at the roots of the problem. Basically, there are five possible reasons for a resolution to fail: Continue reading