It’s officially the second week of January and we’re checking in on your New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent study by the Wall Street Journal, 25% of eager resolution-setters have already ditched their goals. What is it about these lofty goals that make them impossible to keep?
Michael thinks that setting resolutions at the start of a new year is a recipe for disaster. When you set a goal like losing half your body weight or swearing off chocolate until the end of time (sound familiar?), you’re essentially putting an insurmountable amount of pressure on yourself and setting yourself up for failure. For this reason, Michael is a firm believer in setting daily goals, like trying to integrate a healthier diet every day, rather than something he knows is out of reach.
But, is setting goals on January 1st really as bad as Michael says? Mario and Daphne say no. In fact, Mario insists that the new year provides an emotional starting ground for instituting change, preparing yourself mentally and physically to begin anew. Daphne suggests that the falling off the bandwagon in the past is no reason to avoid getting on in the first place. Wise words, Daphne!
Tell Us What You Think: Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Are you successful in achieving your goals?