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Perspectives on New Year’s Resolutions

Perspectives on New Year’s Resolutions

At the beginning of each new year, many of us make resolutions to improve various aspects of our lives: careers, personal health, self-care, giving back to the community, etc. But how many of those resolutions are actually achievable, or even worth pursuing in the first place? Maybe that’s why almost 80% of resolutions are broken by February!

So, to help prevent the shame and disappointment of yet another broken resolution, we’ve compiled a few recent articles with helpful advice on how to make meaningful changes in one’s life:

“10 Worthwhile New Year’s Resolutions (That Have Nothing to Do With the Gym)” (via Chicago Tribune)

“This year, ditch that standard resolution about exercise, and let your creative juices flow. We’re not saying you have to skip the gym; we’re just saying these 10 things are worth committing to in 2019 and happen to have nothing to do with a treadmill.”

“The Psychology Behind New Year’s Resolutions That Last” by Robert Ewing (via Arizona State University)

“Each year, millions of Americans commit to changing something in the New Year, like making better financial decisions, improving their fitness or simply enjoying life more. But, approximately 80 percent of resolutions made in January fail by February. How can people  beat that resolution failure rate?”

“The Ten Best New Year’s Resolutions For Your Career” by Frances Bridges (via Forbes)

“Many resolve to improve themselves in some capacity in the new year: lose weight, get in shape, get a promotion, make more money, spend more time with family and friends, work less, etc. But career achieving goals is a complex business—they take time, thought and strategy.”