- by C.C.
Ones That Don’t Identify Their Obstacles
One reason many people’s resolutions fail is that “they don’t work out the resistance around the resolution,” says Miron-Shatz. “For example, there’s no point in deciding to eat less if you feel that food is a major source of comfort,” she explains.
Before making a resolution, try to pinpoint what keeps you engaging in the behavior you’re looking to eliminate. If the source can’t be eliminated—or is even beneficial—you might want to rethink your resolution.