Tracking what you eat is one method proven to work.
Behavioural psychology aims to help us understand why we make the choices we do.
How do we find hope when times are bleak?
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A year of social disconnections, deaths, job losses and political violence may lead some people to feel overwhelmed and sad. A psychologist suggests ways to find and sustain hope.
Try choosing exercise you enjoy.
How to avoid being in the quarter of people who fail to keep their resolutions.
You might feel you've failed after 'only' recording 9,000 steps when your goal was 10,000. In reality, 9,000 steps might be an achievement. Is it time to ditch specific goals in favour of open goals?
The pandemic has served as a reminder that unexpected events can change our life plans, and has also made it difficult to plan for 2021.
New Year's resolutions are usually an opportunity to think about long-term goals. The uncertainty and restrictions of COVID-19 make 2021 a good year to focus on ways to help yourself in the short-term.
Don’t worry, be happy.
There are many ways to be happy, but we can also find comfort in the knowledge that our constant dissatisfaction is what makes us human.
The way you pursue your goals can be the difference between maintaining happiness or feeling stressed. Try not to overthink it and break big goals up into smaller, more manageable ones.
Around 30% of people who start FebFast don't make it through the month without alcohol. But you can increase your chances with careful planning and good support.
Behavioral science has ideas about how to keep on track beyond January.
Forget being super self-critical and whipping yourself into shape. There are ways to set yourself up for success that are far kinder and work better.
Sam Kerr has found plenty of goal-scoring opportunities for the Matildas at this year’s Women’s World Cup.
Analysis of every goal-scoring opportunity at the 2015 Women's World Cup reveals the most effective ways for footballers to gain possession and create a chance to score.
What does all that data mean to you?
The people who get the most out of self-tracking tend to be 'systematic thinkers' who search for meaning in patterns.
Setting achievable goals can help you manage anxiety and work towards the end-of-year results you want.
Research tells us goal setting is important, but not all goals are created equal. Here are five things to consider when setting goals for your final year in school.
A psychologist explains how to improve your ability to respond to challenges.
An expert gives a few tips on what makes the perfect penalty football kick.
It’s exam time. Research suggests that while some students will be pleasantly surprised by how they did on exams, a larger group will falsely believe they did much better on their exams than they did.
Research shows that many students are excessively optimistic about course grades. Those with a stronger sense of personal control are also less likely to receive the grades they expect.
A total 91 per cent of men surveyed at work sites in northern British Columbia said they were interested in learning about healthy eating.
A new workplace wellness program leverages masculine interests and targets blue-collar men - with success.
Who has the upper hand in this battle?
As we struggle to avoid temptations throughout the day, we often rely on willpower and self-control to back impulses. New research suggests a different way to think about this internal battle.
If scientists’ knowledge is segregated in non-overlapping silos, there can’t be cross-pollination between fields.
Scientists often prioritize deep goals over broad ones. But today's "wicked" problems demand an interdisciplinary approach. A new study shows how they can tweak work styles to alter their deep/broad ratio.
Now or later?
Don't delay. Read about why we procrastinate, and some tricks to overcome it.
What keeps workers going when the goal isn’t even in sight?
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New Year's resolutions are one thing. But what does it take to devote your life to a work goal with such a long time horizon you might never reach it in your lifetime?