With January 1 approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of seeing a new year as a fresh start, and maybe you have a New Year’s resolution ready to go.
But there’s a good chance it could do more harm than good, says Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School. “We’re really bad at setting reasonable goals,” she tells Business Insider. And when we don’t meet an unreasonable goal, we fill ourselves with feelings of anxiety and lower our self-worth.
We spoke with Cuddy about her research on the effects of goal-setting and how to avoid a resolution that will end up being a burden. She says these are the four most common mistakes people make when setting a New Year’s resolution.
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