Should We Really Make New Year's Resolutions?
It’s great to work towards personal improvement – making a commitment to learning a new skill, sleeping better or keeping your lecture notes up to date can make a positive difference to your mental health and self esteem.
Our generation is guilty of putting far too much pressure on ourselves – to achieve the best grades, get the best job, be a size 6 and have the relationship we’ve always dreamed of, all at the same time.
Listen to our thoughts on this as discussed comprehensively on our 027th episode of UNiBISCUITS podcast.
According to Psychology Today, making resolutions ‘is like infusing your brain with extra motivation. Being actively engaged in the pursuit of a goal activates the brain’s pleasure centers, giving us a jolt of happiness, regardless of the outcome. We seem to derive as much pleasure from chasing dreams as we do from achieving them.’