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Podcast: How to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2018

This New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans will resolve to lose weight, give up smoking, or find a new job. Chances are, they made the same resolution last year and the year before and have yet to succeed. In fact, more than 90% of people won’t meet their goals.

In this episode, Director of McLean’s Psychology Department Dr. Philip Levendusky tells us that it’s easier than you think to start making changes in your life. He wants to help you stick to your resolutions by encouraging you to set realistic expectations and give yourself the leeway to forgive yourself and keep trying should you start to slip from your new routines.

In the end, while your goal may be perfection, it is perfectly healthy to give it your best and always feel as if you are a work in progress.

Don’t forget to check out Dr. Levendusky’s top tips for meeting your New Year’s goals!

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

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