- by C.C.
New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to achieve. In one study involving 200 subjects, a University of Scranton professor found that fewer than 20 percent of resolutioners had achieved their goal two years out.
To us, even that seems optimistic.
Yet most failures can be attributed to one of several common mistakes people make when setting their resolutions, says Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, a social psychologist co-founder of Buddy & Soul. So before making your own pledge this year, take a look at what a successful resolution looks like. And if you’re still eating potato chips and waking up at 11 a.m. once March rolls around, remember that there’s always next year.