The key to achieving New Year’s resolutions
As goals for 2019 pop into your mind, try narrowing down your list to just one—it will help ensure you’re successful, report researchers in the journal Psychological Science. When they gave study subjects the option to try several challenges at once or choose one to master, few people opted to focus their energy on a single goal—most tried to do it all, and they ended up underperforming. The authors say knowing and accepting how much you can realistically do allows you to strategically invest your effort so you avoid feeling overwhelmed and cross the finish line.
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