It’s a new year! Dr. Linda Mintle sits down to discuss some popular New Year’s resolutions and how we can all maintain them throughout the year.

“Almost 20% of New Year’s resolutions are broken within the first week.”

It’s easy to make the choice to change. However, it takes hard work and determination to follow through on the commitment. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you make a New Year’s resolution.

Why do you want to change? Evaluate what your motivation is behind the desire to change, is it healthy?

For whom am I changing? It’s not always healthy to make a change because someone else wants you to change. Chances are if you aren’t personally motivated to change it won’t stick.

What will happen if you don’t change? How detrimental will it be if you aren’t able to change?

Have you ever tried making this change before? If you’ve tried to make a change before and it failed, evaluate why you failed in order to avoid making the same mistakes again and compounding the disappointment.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?