HOUSTON – Most people break their New Year’s resolutions within one month of making them, and we are already halfway through the month of January. Licensed psychotherapist Laura Temin shares ways to avoid the resolution slump.
“Really, the truth is that we’re working against ourselves, and we don’t even realize it,” said Temin.
According to Temin, there are three main ways people sabotage their own resolutions.
“One is internal conflict. We’re at odds with ourselves,” said Temin.
She sites the example of someone deciding they want to lose weight, while not wanting to wake up early and workout or sacrifice comfort food.
In the second point, “What vs. How,” Temin explains it’s the dilemma of knowing what to do, but not how to do it consistently.
And the third way is all about willpower versus imagination.