The Trouble with New Year’s Resolutions

Jane Elliott PhD
Change Becomes You
Published in
7 min readDec 30, 2022

Why visions of personal transformation wind up keeping us stuck — and what to do instead.

Here’s a fun game our brains love to play at the end of the year: making a mental list of up all the things we didn’t manage to do this year. You know the kind of stuff:

Another year without applying to graduate school. Probably too late now.