Episode 13: Why New Years Resolutions are Bogus

As a therapist I see a lot of transition and movement as the year ends and a new one begins. Many people look at the end of the year and beginning of the next as a fresh start. I love the idea of taking time to be reflective and gain insight into your choices and patterns, but personally, I’m not so sure about the resolution idea. Why you ask? Only about 8% of people who set New Years resolutions actually keep them. The New Year’s resolution ritual is based on a false idea that people can change overnight as long as they have the willpower. The truth is that nothing magical happens when you wake up on January first - it’s just an arbitrary date - and you can choose to reset at any time you want! Learn about tactics to use for successful goal setting and how to reframe a resolution.