Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

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Shared December 28, 2019

Common pitfalls of New Year's resolutions and how I plan to avoid them. Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals free when you go to https://audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium to 500500.

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Jinkstack S

New Years resolution:
Sleep for at least 7 hours a day and then once that becomes a habit, work my way up to 25 hours a day

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Ashton Dugas


Stop trying to be someone who isn't really me

1 month ago | [YT] | 343

Sameer Gauria

While uninstalling social media is fantastic, and something I have sustained for the last few years, I have come to realize that it is a bit superficial. My mind has just come up with other better distractions now. The app isn't making you waste time, there is something inside you that finds the app a convenient thing to do, probably something that is uncomfortable with the current moment and wants to "escape" in some way.
So, my new year resolution is to examine my own drives and motivations as closely as possible, by asking myself "Why am I doing this?" and "Is it actually having the effect I intended?" and listening deeply for the answers, as often as possible.

1 month ago (edited) | [YT] | 20

Shad Ahmad

I will commit one line of code to github every day

1 month ago | [YT] | 140


sidenote: did anyone notice this is the highest resolution video I've ever uploaded? 5888x2944 for the record

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,588

Pablo Lojo

Resolution for 2020:
- do not engage in comment sections... oh wait!

1 month ago | [YT] | 75

Zack Cook

Bother this guy about his loud squeaky fridge door until he caves in and fixes it.

1 month ago | [YT] | 44

Rodrigo Salguero

-Get up earlier
-go to sleep earlier
-study at least 2 hours a day

1 month ago | [YT] | 12


My 2020 Resolution:
- Read at least 1 page of a book a day

1 month ago | [YT] | 46


I will smoke my last cigarette on December 31st, 2019.

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,922

gr8 b8 m8

this will be the last recommended youtube video i’ll ever watch

1 month ago | [YT] | 20

Jun Sian Lee

New year resolution: Write one page of my thesis every weekday.

1 month ago | [YT] | 38

Tobias Cornille

- eat vegetarian 5 days per week
- read at least 1 page a day
- learn a new Portuguese word every day

1 month ago | [YT] | 19


Mine: wash the leftover dishes every morning, all of them.

1 month ago | [YT] | 26


"This sounds a little CGP Grey." Awesome

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,251

Fardid Amin

My resolution: learn probability, statistics, then delve into coding and AI.

1 month ago | [YT] | 20

Diego Nochez

New years resolution:
Improve way more my english so that i can get a job to pay my studies and help my family with household expenses

1 month ago | [YT] | 16

dasda asdasda

You keep saying "research shows...", but that doesn't mean anything. At least put a list of citations in the description

1 month ago | [YT] | 48


Resolution: Read one-page of a book every day

1 month ago | [YT] | 13

Funky Sagan Cat

New year resolution:
Stop skiping classes at university

1 month ago | [YT] | 540