- by C.C.
Ones That Don’t Include Social Support
Yep, you read that right—it might be time for a gym buddy. According to a study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse, a person’s success at keeping their New Year’s resolutions for longer than six months was predicted by the level of social support included in their strategy. By recruiting others in their social circle as help, they were able to drastically increase their chances of achieving long-term changes. And isn’t that what friends are for?