by MEGAN GRANT
It never fails: At the end of every year, all of us boldly state, “Next year is MY year!” Ignore that we said the same thing the previous year. We were just joking then. Now, we’re really, really serious.
And thus begins the goal-setting.
“I’m going to lose weight!”
“I’m going to quit smoking!”
“I’m going to find my soulmate!”
In a matter of months, weeks, even days, reality hits.
“Oh crap. Pizza.”
“But I heart smoking.”
“Everyone I date is a loser.”
March hits and you’ve gained ten pounds, you’re up to a pack a day, and you’re dating a guy who sells T-shirts out of his parents’ basement.
Why is it so hard to stick to the plans you make? How can you set New Year’s resolutions that you will actually keep?