Don’t Stress! How To (Probably) Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Starting out the new year by choosing a cup of blueberry yogurt instead of some perfectly buttered blueberry pancakes probably feels like a test of willpower. But as you try to keep your new year’s resolutions, willpower is only part of the equation. What could end up undermining your goals is not your lack of discipline but your abundance of stress. The Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood explains the effect stress can have on willpower. Plus, New York Times columnist Kit Eaton suggests apps to help you stick to your resolutions.
Amit Sood is a professor of medicine at the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Kit Eaton is a columnist for the New York Times based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Becky Fogel is a newscast host and producer at Texas Standard, a daily news show broadcast by KUT in Austin, Texas. She was formerly Science Friday’s production assistant.