How to Stick to Your Resolutions in 2024

The Science of Happiness

Jan 4 2024 • 17 mins

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We explore how the science of behavior change can help us form new habits and be happier while doing it.Link to episode transcript: http://tinyurl.com/4e294mdt

Episode summary:

Many of us are heading into the new year with a resolution we want to live by — a new good habit we’d like to form. But actually sticking to those good habits isn’t always easy — one failure can have us losing the motivation to continue. For our show, we spoke with Cholpon Ramizova and Derick Gnonlonfoun, a couple who set out to create better food habits by cooking at home more and incorporating more vegetables into their meals. As they started to develop this new habit, the two realized that a mindful and kind attitude towards themselves was a key element to their success. Later, we hear from psychologists Katy Milkman and Kristin Neff, to learn about how failure can actually be beneficial when pursuing a goal, and how to cope with it.

Today’s guests:

Cholpon Ramizova and Derick Gnonlonfoun are a couple living in London.

Check out Derick’s artwork here: http://tinyurl.com/2kc9h478

Katy Milkman is a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Co-Director of The Behavior Change for Good Initiative.

Learn more about Katy and her work: http://tinyurl.com/4ypvmvhf

Find more information on the Behavior Change for Good Initiative: http://tinyurl.com/mr94wh6f

Follow Katy on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/mr25etdp

Resources from The Greater Good Science Center:

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions That Feel Good: http://tinyurl.com/3bvs8zb5

Make Self-Compassion One of Your New Year’s Resolutions: http://tinyurl.com/yc2t42nt

Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: http://tinyurl.com/y2pt9uz2

How to Learn From Your Failures: http://tinyurl.com/5h7uybux

More Resources on Forming Good Habits:

BBC - 4 simple, science-backed ways to build habits that stick: http://tinyurl.com/2p8dk6wt

Harvard -What Does It Really Take to Build a New Habit? http://tinyurl.com/ndrfybyb

Stanford - Building Habits: The Key to Lasting Behavior Change: http://tinyurl.com/4utw95sj

TED - The 1-minute secret to forming a new habit: http://tinyurl.com/mum8kzvj

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