Statistically speaking, New Year’s resolutions tend to be a bust. In fact, less than 10 percent of these efforts are successful by the end of the year.
If you are like me, your list of resolutions probably included a “bad habit” (or two?) that you would like to overcome to create a more improved version of yourself. The problem is, simply acknowledging a bad habit doesn’t fix it.
This year, I not only made my list of resolutions, but I attached a strategy to help me achieve them:
Change how I define myself.
Researchers have found that simply changing a few words in the way people define themselves can lead to a significant change in behavior. So, for me, that means instead of saying I like dessert after dinner, I am going to resolve to define myself as a person who does not eat dessert after dinner.
Try it and see if it works for you!
Best wishes for a “new you” in 2023!