Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions at one time or another. Unfortunately, we rarely keep them. To say it another way: despite our best intentions, we usually fail.
For example, take one of the most common resolutions – to lose weight. In our minds, we commit to some combination of diet and exercise to help us look and feel better. We all know how to make it happen. Yet somewhere between day one and day whatever, we gradually, and sometimes immediately, return to our old habits. Why?