What are the benefits of making New Year’s resolutions?
There are at least four different key potential benefits of making New Year’s resolutions:
Sense of achievement
New Year’s resolutions can motivate us—or can keep us motivated—to take action and take control of our lives.
We are in charge of our lives, and we can change them. It is a great point to acknowledge. When this happens, we can experience a great sense of achievement that fuels additional motivation and the will to keep going.
When this mechanism works, our confidence level skyrockets, as does our self-esteem.
The science of New Year’s resolutions and willpower
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