Ask questions to stick to New Year’s resolutions

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

The following is an excerpt from an article written by my colleague Rayshell Clapper

It is that time of the year again when people all across the US and the world make their New Year’s resolutions. However, many people end up breaking their resolutions or forgetting them altogether within the first month.

So how can more people keep to their resolutions. Researchers looked into this and have a suggestion: Ask questions instead of making declarations.

Instead of making declarative statements like “I will exercise every day,” or “I’m going to quit smoking this year,” or “I’m going to spend more me-time,” try framing it in the form of a question.

By posing a question, we cause a psychological response that often influences behavior. This is particularly true of positive resolutions.

So, this year, instead of declaring a resolution or demanding it, ask it as a question: “Will I ____________________ in 2016?” See what happens.

Continue reading for all the details and to see of list of this year’s most popular resolutions.

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