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Experts: New Year`s resolutions are rarely accomplished

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The day after Christmas is when we officially start looking forward to the New Year, but an analysis in the Harvard Business Review that looked at New Year's resolutions, says our ability to change is far smaller than we tend to think it is. That's why most New Year's resolutions fail.

A silver lining, according to the review, is that a person's long-term happiness is ultimately fairly level, regardless of whatever life throws at us.

So if we can't change, maybe it's not such a big deal.

Then again, most of us want to be the best version of ourselves we can, so it would be nice to make an improvement where possible.

The article in the Harvard Business Review says three things are necessary in order to successfully change ourselves: self-critical insight, small goals, and huge amounts of willpower.

Dr. Judith Wright, co-author of the book "Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living," talks about the science of our brains and bodies when it comes to the changes we tend to seek when we make New Year's resolutions.

For more information about Dr. Judith Wright, visit her website: JudithWright.com.

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