Why do we feel compelled to set New Year's resolutions? What about “January 1st” gives us the motivation to change? Studies have shown that we are more likely to tackle new goals when a significant milestone passes, such as the outset of a new week, month, or year. Professor & Chair of Psychology at the University of Scranton
, John C Norcross
, has written on the science behind New Year's resolutions for decades. Amongst his research that spans from 1978-2020, Norcross has found that of those who make a New Year’s resolution
✅ 75% are still successful in keeping it after one week.
✅ After two weeks, the number drops to 71%.
✅ After one month, the number drops again to 64%.
✅ And after six months, 46% of people who make a resolution are still
successful in keeping it.
✅ Compared to those with similar goals but no set resolution,
only 8% are still successful after six months.So how do you make your New Year's resolution stick?It is important to remember it is a journey, not an overnight fix, especially when it comes to the most common of resolutions, weight loss and exercise.I am here to assure you Change is not going to happen overnight.Out motto:✨ Live your Values!Recognizing that the changes you are making are part of the person you want to be can help you sustain your resolutions over the long term.