- by C.C.
Ones That Are Too Ambitious
“A recent scientific inquiry has shown that our willpower is a resource that can be depleted just like our physical energy,” says Miron-Shatz. One common mistake when making a resolution is trying to do too many things at once—depleting this willpower to levels at which it is ineffective. “If your resolution is overly ambitious, it is likely to end in failure,” she explains. Instead, focus on one thing—or many small things—at once.