New Year's Resolutions

Perhaps we shouldn’t think about them as resolutions, but rather self-improvements. And self-improvement doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give something up. Instead, think of it as taking on a healthy habit. Sounds better, right - Stacy Matson

New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions

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Getting fit and losing weight are two of the most common New Year’s resolutions, and both depend on making daily changes to your life. That means interrupting your normal habits and exchanging them for new ones. Unfortunately, humans are terrible at doing both of those things. Ironically, though, it’s hard to change habits precisely because our brains are so good at becoming habituated. We’re hardwired to automate processes. It’s how you can find yourself at work without having to think about getting there, or why you reach for the patch of wall where the light switch is in your own bathroom when you stumble into a hotel’s commode. It’s also why most new diets and exercise plans fail. Once…

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  How to trick your brain into keeping a New Year’s resolution

Ironically, though, it’s hard to change habits precisely because our brains are so good at becoming habituated. We’re hardwired to automate processes. It’s how you can find yourself at work without having to think about getting there, or why you reach for the patch of wall where the lightswitch is in your own bathroom when you stumble into a hotel’s commode. It’s also why most new diets and exercise plans fail. Once a habit is automatic, it’s extraordinarily difficult to change it. But you can harness that propensity to form habits. Let’s take a popular resolution—wanting to get in shape.

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