Welcome to 2023! Whether you partied last night or went to bed early, we’re all in the same boat: a new year means thinking about new year’s resolutions.
This tradition dates back 4000 years, so it’s certainly stood the test of time. But are new year’s resolutions a good idea? Or simply a get way to set yourself up to fail?
Perhaps science has something to say about this.
In this episode, Jonathan speaks with Tara Swart and Sarah Berry, who share techniques that will give you the best chance of sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. They also discuss whether these promises are a good idea in the first place.
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00:00 - Introduction
00:10 - Topic introduction
01:54 - Quickfire questions
02:32 - Making good choices for the New Year without it being hard work
04:28 - Why do we do New Year resolutions and is it a good idea?
07:07 - How to achieve New Year’s resolution goals?
09:18 - Scientific evidence about how to achieve goals
09:53 - What is neuroplasticity
16:02 - 4-step process to change your brain
18:36 - How to approach weight loss resolutions
23:07 - Avoiding dieting as a New Year’s resolution
25:49 - The science of habits
33:07 - Tips & actionable advice
40:02 - Quitting alcohol
43:26 - Summary
44:00 - Goodbyes
44:11 - Outro
Episode transcripts are available here.
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