Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work - Deepstash

Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work

  • An unrealistically difficult challenge for your current state.
  • Lack of planning. People usually just start doing something without a proper plan.
  • Lack of incremental build up. Due to lack of plan, people leap into hard stages.
  • Burnout after the excitement of the initial resolution wears off.

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The Power of 30-day Challenges
  • Helps you reshape your routines, habits, and behaviors.
  • You begin to rewire your mind and subconscious.
  • You build momentum to propel you further and further ahead.
  • You grow bolder and dream bigger than ever before.
  • The more you do, the more you can do.

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  • Define your SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time bound) goal.
  • Start small. Add on slightly more and more as you progress.
  • Journal your plans for the day and keep track of your progress.
  • Have a plan for the tasks and challenges you want to achieve.
  • Build positive momentum to have the desire in accomplishing more.
  • Constantly dare yourself with new and exciting challenges.
  • Create optimal environments to eliminate the temptations that will hold you back.

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...it's clear that those fixed mindsets will cause you to avoid experiences where you might feel like a failure. As a result, you don't learn as much and it's hard to get better.

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Getting To The Root Of Your Reluctance

If you find it difficult to share your past experiences, ask yourself why you are reluctant to open up. Getting to the root of the reluctance is key.

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Vulnerability and confirmation bias

Vulnerability challenges your confirmation bias.

It is uncomfortable to ask questions, express your opinion, or open up about your emotions with people. You expose yourself to their criticism and judgment, but you also expose yourself to answers and opposing views. And this is a lot more beneficial than stagnating in the comfort of what you already know.

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