My Wardrobe New Year’s Resolutions

It’s estimated that 60% of people make a New Year’s resolution, but only about 8% keep them through to the end of the year.

Given this sobering statistic, is it an exercise in masochism to make a resolution in the first place?

While the statistical odds of fulfilling a New Year’s resolution are low, they are reportedly 10% MORE LIKELY to be fulfilled than more casually defined goals. That is to say, articulating a goal as a resolution for the New Year increases your likelihood of achieving it by 10 times.

Enthused by this second statistic, I’m sharing my three wardrobe goals for 2016 with a few insights from Psychology Today on how to make resolutions that stick!




2 thoughts on “My Wardrobe New Year’s Resolutions

  1. I’m definitely interested in a principle based approach to resolutions. I always try to use the SMART approach with goals & I find them difficult to meet. I don’t always do well with time based goals. Don’t get me wrong I do great with work deadlines, but not so much with working on myself deadlines. Which is probably why I’m still trying to decide what goals/resolutions to set for myself this year…


    1. I totally get that! It’s one thing to meet mandatory, work-based priorities, but somehow we see our duty to ourselves as less of a priority and more easy to sacrifice in the face of competing demands. While I want people to “think big” and “shoot for that stars”, I think it’s important to give ourselves permission to make small, meaningful steps forwards at times and not set ourselves up for an all-or-nothing definition of success.

      Thanks for the comments. I would love to hear your resolutions when you decide on them!


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