It’s the season for New Year’s resolutions. Wharton School researchers say we’re inclined to look forward to new and important goals around significant points on the calendar, such as the start of a new year. They call it the “fresh-start effect.” The bad news is that the effect doesn’t last very long. According to one poll, four in ten Americans usually set resolutions at the start of the year. Another
If you’re like most people, you picked a few New Year’s resolutions last December. You had every intention of following through with bids to be better in your personal and professional life. Now that we’re in the third month of 2017, the harsh reality is that by now, a sizable chunk of the populace has left these typical resolutions by the roadside. According to a research report from the University
Why do we make resolutions we have no intention of keeping? Why do we join gyms in January but abandon them by the middle of February? Why do we abandon our resolutions so quickly? Does it stem from a lack of willpower? Do we have terrible habits? Probably not. The most likely reason is we have no idea how to go about turning resolutions into goals. It’s not possible to
As we move in and get cozy with 2017, one of the first things we all want to do is look at how we can make New Year’s resolutions a reality. Evernote is all about digital organization and productivity, but our physical spaces matter, too. That’s why we invited Sam from Simply Organized to join us in a Facebook Live event to talk about how to begin organizing at home.
A new year is a time for new beginnings, whether we’re pursuing a goal, changing careers… or, in our case, re-launching a podcast. The old Evernote podcast had a good run (from 2009 to 2013, with a couple of special installments after that), and we were sad to see it go. We’ve wanted to revive the podcast for a while now, so when we began talking about New Year’s resolutions
A new year is upon us, which means it’s time to break out the champagne and survey the months ahead. It’s only natural to think in terms of fresh starts and new opportunities when the calendar changes, whether that means improving our health, acquiring a new skill, or picking up a neglected hobby. But as many of us know, resolving to change is one thing. Making those changes stick is