The calendar has turned to January, and you’ve probably thought about what you want to accomplish in 2019. You even may have jotted down a list of resolutions. Goals like saving more money, losing weight, quitting smoking or volunteering in your community often top resolution lists.
We all know that making resolutions is easy, but keeping them is hard work. According to the Statistic Brain Institute, 27 percent of people abandon their goals within the first week, and U.S News says that 80 percent of resolutions are abandoned by the second week of February.
But if you’re serious about achieving your goals, the solution may lie in re-wiring your brain. Consider this – pleasurable habits like drinking alcohol or eating release the chemical dopamine to your brain that floods your body with good feelings. Repeated “bad” behavior deepens neurological grooves in the brain, making these habits difficult to break. Just when we’re trying to break bad habits and develop good ones, our brain is sabotaging us.
To chart yourself on a course for success, here are a few tips:
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