As I try to avoid fried foods and sugary drinks (except lattes) while also trying to exercise 3 times a week and read through the Bible chronologically this year, I am fully aware that these New Year resolutions are hard to keep. I came across an article which gave the secret to actually making a life change.
What is the secret? We need people!
The findings included the following:
“Many people do not have the willpower to make their New Year’s resolutions last longer than a week, research reveals.
Attempts to quit smoking, stop drinking alcohol at home or eat healthier food would be far more successful if people got support, according to health campaigners Change4Life.
University of Hertfordshire researchers followed 2,000 people who made a two-week resolution and found that those who relied solely on their own willpower failed even before the half-way stage.
The study also found that just 30 per cent of women stuck to their guns, compared with 37 per cent of men. Researchers found that those who told family and friends about their plans were far more likely to succeed.”
Have you kept your resolutions? What are the best ways to make an actual change?