Yup, it's that time of year again. Out with the old, in with the new. Time to stand on the cusp of the next calendar year.
Research reports about 45% of the American population make one or more resolutions at the turn of each New Year- with some of the top resolutions involving weight loss, exercising more, getting finances in order, stopping smoking or drinking, spending too much or other "bad" habits.
Studies shows that only about 25% of those who make resolutions fail at the 1 week mark, with another 40% reporting failure at 1 month. And those who fail at keeping their resolutions experience lowered self-esteem, sadness and depression.
If you live with depression, you don't need to step into the new year worried that your mood disorder may worsen. Here are some ways ways to foster well-being while making resolutions.
How to Find Success
Making Success Out of Failure
Editorial Note: Dr. Deborah Serani is the author of Living with Depression" by The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.