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The Biology Behind Achieving Your New Year’s Goal – UrbDeZine


Let’s face it, 2016 wasn’t an easy year. So what can we do to better prepare ourselves for the next 12 months? Let’s start with personal development, namely figure out a better way to keep our New Year’s resolutions. Advice from experts to fine-tune goals to be more specific is great. Short-term goals are more achievable, sure. But even when we commit to keeping account of our progress and being patient with ourselves, still we bump into obstacles at every turn.

The obstacles? Will power. As it turns out, the idea that the will functions like a muscle is not just an annoying phrase that successful people say to their less successful counterparts. According to research from the American Psychological Association (APA), exercising willpower depletes blood glucose levels, just like muscular exertion. Learning the mechanisms behind our behaviors can hugely affect our goal keeping…


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