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Forming positive habits for the New Year

Goals vs Resolutions

Many popular new year resolutions are actually goals, not resolutions. If there is a specific achievement, it’s a goal (such as “lose 25 lbs” or “run a marathon”). While permanent changes to your life are resolutions (since you keep doing them every day and not just until a specific achievement is reached).  Be realistic: Goals can bring happiness but can easily cause discouragement if you don’t hit your goal on time.   https://lifehacker.com/5872262/differentiate-between-goals-and-resolutions-to-aid-in-personal-achievement


Habit forming can be good. 

You’ve probably heard that it takes 21 days to make something a habit – a notion that some say came from a self-help book published decades ago. But the reality is likely much longer. A study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that on average it takes 66 days (a little over 2 months) to actually make something a habit.

Looking at the numbers: About 4 in 10 Americans will make New Year’s resolutions.  Unfortunately, only 1 in 10 will achieve the results they’d hoped for…



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