The new calendar year historically signals a fresh start, as illustrated by the custom of setting resolutions to become better versions of ourselves. But as 2020 has given way to 2021, bringing with it the uncertainty, anxiety and fear many Americans had been desperate to leave behind, experts say it’s fine if you jettisoned traditional resolutions this year.
“There are times where we’re in flux, and it won’t be so easy to come up with solutions that will stick, and I think this is one of those times,” said Wendy Wood, a social psychologist and author of “Good Habits, Bad Habits.”
Instead, Wood and other experts are encouraging people to modify their approaches to goal-setting this year and prioritize self-compassion.
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