- by C.C.
Ones Resulting From Social Pressures
Opting to go gluten-free because your bestie went gluten-free? It might not work. According to professor Richard Koestner at McGill University, self-motivated resolutions are much more likely to stick than ones inspired by outside forces. A self-motivated change “allows individuals to exert more effort, experience less conflict, and feel a greater sense of readiness to change,” he explains.
The opposite, however, is likely to end in disappointment both for the resolution-maker and those hoping for them to change. Because as long as you think you’re perfect, who really cares?