ON KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
In case you stumble upon my January 1, 2011 post on “New Year’s Resolutions for Independent Filmmakers,” you might want to bookmark this blog post by Richard Wiseman, in which he discusses ways to keep your New Year’s vows. Here are the first three, and the complete list is at the link. And check out the video below, in which Wiseman explains the experiment he constructed around this topic.
1) Make only one resolution, your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behaviour.
2) Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to think about your resolution and instead take some time out a few days before and reflect upon what you really want to achieve.
3) Avoid previous resolutions; deciding to re-visit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment.