It's that traditional time again when we hear talk about New Year's resolutions, and sometimes make great promises to ourselves about what we're going to accomplish in the New Year. We tell ourselves this coming year will be different, and we're ready to charge ahead with new zeal and new goals.
We all know that even when we make those resolutions, we don't always keep them, so are they really worth doing?
Experts say there
ways to make them work for you. "It's OK to make New Year's resolutions, but only if you see them not as unbreakable promises to yourself, but as positive statements about possibilities," says Jason Elias, PhD, a staff psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.