Making resolutions is common for most people at the beginning of the year. A new study suggests that this may not be such a good idea.
Losing weight and getting fit fast, dropping the holiday weight in a short duration, or getting a job at the earliest, most resolutions are aggressive and unreasonable. Gregory Chertok, a sports psychology consultant with the American College of Sports Medicine describes a New Year’s resolution as a kind of grand, glorified goal that people, for societal reasons, tend to begin on the first day of the calendar year. Most people set goals that are pressure-filled, and less likely to be achieved. Although 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only eight percent succeed, reports a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
If you want to make resolutions and stick to them, it would be better to chalk out long-term and short-term goals and give yourself ample time to achieve them.