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The Secret to Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

BUILDING NEW HABITS THE SECRET TO MAKING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS STICK 92% of people fail to keep their new year's resolutions. Why do so few people succeed? Because losing weight, reading more, or improving your relationships requires you to change your habits. These are the actions you do automatically every day. And changing habits is hard. YOUR BRAIN ON HABITS Habits are encoded But which habits you rely deep in a part of the on is determined by brain called the your infralimbic basal ganglia. That's why you cortex. Since this region is involved in perform them executive control, it without gives you power thinking. over which habits you select. HABITS RULE OUR LIVES EXАMPLE -40% If you eat a particular food About 40 percent of people's daily activities are performed each day in almost the same habitually, you will think it tastes good. Regardless of how situations. good it actually tastes. НАВIT CHANGING TIPS (1) STICK WITH IT FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS According to a study published in 2009, the median time it takes to develop a new habit is 66 days (2) REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVEL Research has shown that when people are stressed, they fall back on hold habits. stress (3) CHANGE MULTIPLE HABITS AT THE SAME TIME A study found that changing diet and exercise habits simultaneously is more effective than changing them sequentially. go big (4) PARTNER UP AND SHARE SUCCESS Researchers discovered that people who saw support from other exercisers on social media stuck with their exercise programs. share Ready to join the 8% of people who stick to their New Year's Resolutions? State your goals clearly, change your habits, and enjoy the new improved you in 2016! SOURCES:,, O pixelroad INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY www.PIXELROADDESIGNS.COM designs cc 0 e This graphic by Pixel Road designs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at BY ND *

The Secret to Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

shared by PixelRoad on Jan 14
New Year’s Resolutions… virtually everyone makes them, and 92% of people fail at sticking to them. This month’s Free Graphics project allowed us to take a closer look at exactly why people fail...


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