If you’re like most people, you probably started the year off with high hopes. You told yourself that THIS is going to be your year. You’re finally going to get healthier, get more exercise, and save more money.
Then, you encountered a hiccup. Maybe you were stressed or busy or tired. Or maybe you just plain didn’t feel like doing what you promised yourself you would do.
If so, you’re not alone. When psychologists John Norcross and Dominic Vangarelli tracked the progress of 200 individuals who made New Year’s resolutions, they found that nearly half of the participants had failed within the first month. In fact, nearly a quarter of the participants didn’t even last a week!
How we respond to our slip-ups can help determine whether we get ourselves back on track or fall off the rails completely.Continue Reading