Are New Years resolutions really necessary

Why New Years Resolutions Often Fail and How They Work

Many people make New Year's resolutions every year. And very many fail because of them. According to a survey, at least 27 percent of those surveyed lasted more than two months in 2019, and twelve percent two to four weeks. Six percent could only keep their resolutions for a day or a week. Three percent even gave up after a few hours - but why is that?

On the one hand, the days between the years and the first few weeks of the new year have a special atmosphere. The time is contemplative and calm, you have time to think. At this moment, New Year's resolutions seem worthwhile. The current calm creates the feeling that you can easily implement it. But everyday life catches up with people again by mid-January at the latest. The demands at work, in the family and in leisure time have not changed. The resolutions you have made yourself cause additional stress by now at the latest. Because on the one hand we don't want to give up, on the other hand, time is short - that is also emotionally charged. And in the end, sometimes the weaker self is just stronger.

In addition, New Year's resolutions are now almost a ritual.It is part of taking on something, and it is now part of not persevering. And because New Year's resolutions are now always viewed with a twinkle in the eye, there is also no obligation to oneself to strictly implement them.