Is There a Science Behind Failed Resolutions?

Updated: Jan 1

Forty-two percent of people who make resolutions never succeed, according to Statistic Brain's survey.

Woo-hoo here comes 2022! I am sure we are all hoping to get some relief from the shit show that has been going on for the last 2 years. Yeah, you know what I am talking about. Dare I even say it?

At the end of every year, we get ready to ring in a new one. We say things like, "New year, new me," "make X year a better one," and "out with the old in with the new." We also tend to make new year's resolutions for ourselves, or we set goals for the new year. Thirty-two percent of people's new year's resolutions are related to weight, according to Statistic Brain's survey.

But let's be honest how many times have you gone into the new year with the best intentions of sticking to your goals and resolutions but a few weeks in they are already forgotten? You aren't alone, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute less than 60 percent actually keep their resolutions into the second month of the new year.

So why do we fail?

There happen to be a few reasons why people don't make it to the end or see their goals through. One reason is commitment. Seeing something through to the end really depends on how committed you are to the goal. If you happen to have other obligations and responsibilities that are higher on your priority list your newest one will be the first to go. Another reason has a little bit more science behind it, and it has a lot to do with behavior. We all create self-stories. These self-stories we create can get in the way at times. If we can't change our regular behaviors, a change is not going to happen. Essentially, to make a change and stick to it you must change your self-story. Your self-story is what you believe in and what is subconsciously important to you.

Make a change and stick to it!

To make a change in behavior you need to change your idea of what you think your self-story is. A great way to do this is to write down your existing idea of what your self-story is and then rewrite it to reflect what you want it to be. When you rewrite it include the behaviors and changes you would like to accomplish. Many studies by psychologists have shown success in changing behaviors through this method. This is where the idea of writing out your short- and long-term goals comes from. When you write something out you have a higher chance of being successful in the change.

Conclusion to 2021

So, as we close out this year if you want to be successful rewrite what you want your story to be in 2022! I wish you all the best and really hope that you can make 2022 what you want it to be. Make sure to have a plan that way you can stick to it. If your 2022 goals include getting healthy or is weight-related don't forget to check out my latest eBook in the product section of my website here.

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