Did you make a new year’s resolution for 2021? If you have and you’re like most people who made resolutions at the start of the new year, you probably won’t keep them.
That’s what many studies show at this time every year. But according to a clinical psychologist this year, there is way to make new year’s resolutions that are more likely to be kept.
This psychology professor says he has found that making a resolution that involves giving back to others will likely be the most satisfying resolutions and the ones that you will be more motivated to keep.
He says that making resolutions that involve helping others are especially helpful now as the whole world continues to deal with the pandemic.
With a lot of worry, stress and distress out there, he says if we can set goals to help others, those kinds of goals will, in turn, also add to our own well-being and…make us feel better about ourselves.
Makes sense. Especially right now. We’ve seen the stories about people who paid it forward, giving something to someone else they don’t even know.
And there have been stories you may have heard about people who are giving their economic stimulus checks from the federal government to others who need it a lot more than they do.
The pandemic has already changed a lot of attitudes about the things we take for granted and has led to a lot of people who are giving to others and helping others.
That’s one of the good things to come out of the year 2020, and while we all want the pandemic to go away in this new year, they are the things worth keeping in 2021.
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