How to Set Better Resolutions
‘New Year, New Me’ is an arguably overused term between Boxing Day and New Years day. Whether it is losing weight, doing more exercise, quitting smoking or saving money, as many of us put the holidays behind us we turn to the New Year to engage in a common ritual – the New Years resolution. But why is it that humans pick a single point in time each year to try and change certain things in their life? And why do we then do we proceed to fail at them within a month’s time? To answer these questions and how to set better goals, we had Leigh Mellish, an experienced career counselor, organisational psychologist and current PhD student at UNSW.