Love 'em or hate 'em, we all likely associate January with 'new year's resolutions'. And as mental health professionals, especially, we are also likely keenly aware of the reality that new year's resolutions don't stick very well - with studies showing as many as 80% of people already abandoning their goals before February rolls around.
What is fascinating is that our success at following through on any behaviour change has so much less to do with the time of year, our motivations, 'willpower', public commitment, or various other factors.
According to Christine Carter, it really comes down to 'our willingness to be bad at our desired behaviour'.
(Bet you didn't see that coming hey?)
In her brief TED talk, Christine shares more of the details behind this idea.
As you contemplate the possibilities that you can turn into realities this year, we also encourage everyone to consider how willing you are to sometimes NOT be so good at some goals too!