The most popular resolutions are always health-related ones. But 44 per cent of us break them in the first six months! Increase your odds of making a meaningful change this year by:
- Sticking to one of two: Research proves that the brain can’t handle working on too many resolutions or changes at the same time, so the fewer, the better. Choose a couple that matter most to you, this year.
- Being specific: Research also proves that a resolution of ‘cooking as many meals as possible from scratch’ has more chance of sticking than ‘eating healthier’. It’s the same end goal but a more detailed method.
- Hanging in there for 42 days: If you do something at least four times a week, after six weeks it’s much more likely to stick as a long-term habit, say researchers.
With that done and dusted, why not try something different this year when it comes to making resolutions? You’ll still be working towards the same results, just from a different angle, one that’ll make success more likely. Here’s how to take a fresh approache to some common New Year’s resolutions: