How to Make the Most of New Year’s Resolutions

When I was in elementary school, most of my friends’ New Year’s resolutions were along the lines of “I will study more, be nicer, eat more vegetables.”  When I became a teenager, common resolutions were “I will save more/spend less” or “I will not argue with my parents/sister/brother.” new_yearIn college, the statements of good intentions took the form of “I will stop insert-a-bad-habit-here.”  Many of the resolutions were not kept but they were remembered.  On December 31— instead of finding an improved version of yourself – you’d only found more guilt. [Read more…]