December 20, 2018

15 New Year’s Resolutions That Always Fail

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?

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