Episode 46: 3 Ways To Improve Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 26, 2018

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Episode Overview

When the New Year rolls around, people start making resolutions to change their lives. More often than not these ventures end in failure, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s not a lack of willpower, motivation or hard work. It’s just the way we make resolutions isn’t always consistent with the science of behavior change. Jen, Annie and Lauren explore the three ways you can make better resolutions this year, or even decide whether you need to make resolutions at all. Resolve to join us and learn more!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The best time of year to buy used exercise equipment
  • New Year’s resolutions and FOMO
  • The Power of Suggestion, product placement and targeted ads
  • Jumping on the bandwagon and following the leader
  • The perfect storm of post-holiday shame
  • Shame-based marketing as motivation for change
  • Ending the binge-restrict cycle
  • Learning to let the pendulum settle
  • Zooming out to give context to holiday eating
  • What happens when you try to change too many things at once
  • Outcome-based goals vs habit-based goals
  • How to turn an outcome-based goal into a habit-based goal



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.