Why New Year’s resolutions don’t work – level 1

15-07-2024 15:00

A New Year’s resolution is a promise which you make to yourself. You say that you will start doing something good or stop doing something bad on 1 January.

Many people have problems with New Year’s resolutions. They often fail. Professor Scot Lear says that our goals must be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. An example is exercising three times a week for 30 minutes for three months. If there are problems, it is okay. Things are not always as we want.

Scot says that we must be kind to ourselves, learn from our mistakes, and not stop.

Difficult words: specific (clear), measurable (possible to measure), achievable (possible to do), relevant (useful, related to you).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What advice does Professor Scot Lear give for setting and achieving New Year's resolutions?


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