New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, but let’s face it: By this time most of us have already broken one or two; and by the end of the month, they’re all likely to be shattered. They’re just not promises with a lot of structural integrity.
Part of the problem, I think, is that we tend to set the bar too high: I’m going to give up chocolate, for example, or I’m going to hit the gym every day for at least an hour and a half with double shifts on weekends and holidays.
These resolutions, or versions of them, are among the most popular. They are also among the more difficult to keep.