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Dr. Martin Shapiro is a psychology professor at Fresno State who teaches courses in motivation and neuroscience. He is also the author of two psychology textbooks. Below, he offers some insights into making New Year’s resolutions that will stick.
Article by Dr. Martin Shapiro, Department of Psychology.
One of my favorite holidays is New Year’s Eve. It’s an excellent time to reflect upon the past 12 months and transition with optimism for the coming year.
So, inevitably, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to mark this transition filled with all the ways we wish to improve our lives while remembering the wonderful things we’ll achieve in 2024.
According to a recent New Year’s resolutions poll by Forbes-Health, about 48% of those surveyed want to improve fitness, 38% want to improve finances, 36% want to improve mental health and 34% want to lose weight.