In today's episode, (which can be watched here) Racquel mentions an article that her therapist shared with her about New Year's resolutions, so we wanted to talk a little more about that.
The article is, "The Simple, Science-Backed Trick to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions" by Catherine Pearson.
Pearson gives us a tip on how to keep our New Year resolutions, "Simply rephrase your resolution as something positive you’d like to commit to doing, rather than something you’d like to stop".
How many of us are guilty of this? I know I am. I always think, "I'm going to stop eating so much junk food." I never accomplish a goal like this, I always end up giving up. Instead, I could think of it as, "I will start taking care of my body and be as healthy as I can be". This way, I'm not giving up all the food I love, but rather, I'm adding in foods that are better for me.
Changing resolutions to something positive has shown to have better success. This goes to show how the wording of something can play a huge role.
Who knows how 2021 will go, so be nice to yourself and set realistic goals that you can accomplish.