How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work in 2019

Updated from 2018: New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are not goals, they are social conventions. To make a resolution a goal, goal-setting should be guided by theory. 1. Goals must be specific (e.g., lose 5 pounds next month). Open-ended goals (e.g., I want to be a better person) direct insufficient attention toward an identifiable end. 2. Goals must be challenging, yet achievable. Easy goals are not motivating, and goals