HealthConnections: Why Are Resolutions So Hard to Keep?

Jan 1, 2019

New Year's Day is the only major holiday dedicated to the passage of time. And just like clockwork, New Year's Day is when many Americans think about making big changes. Losing weight, quitting smoking, getting more organized - new year's resolutions are easy to make, but hard to maintain. Most people that make resolutions fail to keep them. That can feel like a personal failure, but it doesn't have to.

On this edition of HealthConnections, we kick off 2019 with a look at how the brain reacts to new year's resolutions, how habits form, and how to change those habits in the new year.