Research on How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

https://nyti.ms/2Ea35H5

What these findings show is that pride, gratitude and compassion, whether we consciously realize it or not, reduce the human mind’s tendency to discount the value of the future.  In so doing, they push us not only to cooperate with other people but also to help our own future selves.  Feeling pride or compassion has been shown to increase perseverance on difficult tasks by over 30 percent.  Likewise, gratitude and compassion have been tied to better academic performance…

NYTimes 12/29/2017 “The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions