At the beginning of every year, millions of Americans set resolutions for the upcoming 365 days. Making those goals stick past the first week of January, however, can prove challenging. We asked Laura Dudley, an expert in behavior analysis, for some tips on actually achieving our New Year’s resolutions.
We’ve all seen them—and perhaps been them—that person meandering through campus, eyes fixed on their phone rather than enjoying the world around them. Mariya Shiyko, assistant professor of applied psychology, offers tips on helping you conquer your reliance on social media and technology.
Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up. That’s one strategy recommended by University Health and Counseling Services, which offers a range of smoking cessation resources.
Leave your credit card at home and resist the urge to buy lattes every day, says Coleen Pantalone, an associate professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.