389 Why New Year resolution may do more harm than good? A Harvard psychologist explains.

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Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard Business School and the author of the new book “Presence”, said New Year may do more harm than good.

“We’re really bad at setting reasonable goals,” Cuddy told. And when we don’t meet an unreasonable goal, we fill ourselves with feelings of anxiety and lower our self-worth. In “Presence,” she explores how being authentic to our “true selves” is essential for reducing stress that holds us back from our full potential.

I-Word Understanding

Reasonable goals-goals you can attain within the time frame you set for yourself.
Self-worth– a feeling that you are a good person who deserves to be treated with respect.
True selves– a person is aware of conscious and subconscious mind.
Hold us back-prevent or restrict the advance, progress, or development of someone.

II-Have your say

Mistakes with New Year’s resolution

1. People tend to focus on things they want to change about themselves and things they dislike about themselves. What do you want to change about yourself?

2. What would you want to change this year?

• Hobby
• Health
• Money
• Friends
• World
• Food

3. What are the most common resolutions in your country?

Why New Year resolution may do more harm than good? A Harvard psychologist explains

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