How to help ensure you keep your New Year’s resolutions and/or reach your financial goals?
Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, provides these suggestions:
“One option is to make it into a public commitment and use the people around you to push yourself get into better behavior.”
“Another option is to frame the New Year’s Resolution as a thing to do for 6 weeks and give it your best for this shorter duration with the hope that a shorter commitment is more doable and that by the time you will end the six weeks that you will have a new habit.”
Participate in professor Ariely’s research on New Year’s resolutions: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3260941/New-Years-Resolutions
Source: Financial Planning for Women