Being A Quitter: Not Necessarily a Failure

Blogging for Dopamine


Not a very sciencey one this week, but I hope you enjoy the ideas in this blog post.

As my exercise classes become gradually less crowded, and people give up on their new year’s resolutions, I can’t help but breathe a sigh of relief, for the purely selfish reason that my classes are less overcrowded. But at the same time, I’ve started to think about quitting, and how we’d all benefit from knowing more about why we can’t seem to keep our resolutions, and when it’s ok to give up on a goal.

According to the University of Scranton, only around 8% of people actually manage to achieve their new year’s resolutions, so a majority of us just don’t seem to be able to meet our targets. This might be because we set aims too high too soon, rather than gradually building up a habit, whether it’s going to…

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