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New Year resolutions often trigger feelings of failure and inadequacy: Study
Despite the fact that success rate of New Year's resolutions is significantly low, the tradition continues to be the most common across the world. The New Year Day is round the corner, it is for you to indulge into making false promise for self-improvement or forget the futile exercise. There is a study to support the latter.
According to a study by mental health charity in Britain, mind often has urged people not to try to stick to New Year resolutions for self-improvement and New Year resolution could do you more harm than good to us.

According to the charity, resolutions which focus on physical imperfections, such as bids to lose weight, create a negative self image and lead to feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem and even mild depression. And, when those optimistic resolutions fail that could trigger feelings of failure and inadequacy.

The charity has suggested a few steps to improve all round mental health by doing the following:

  • Being active - exercise releases endorphins and even a gentle stroll is beneficial for your mental wellbeing;

  • Going green - evidence has shown that connecting with nature can boost moods;

  • Learning something new - it will keep your mind stimulated and give you confidence in your abilities.

New Year's resolutions can sometimes focus on our problems or insecurities such as being overweight, feeling unhappy in our jobs or feeling guilty about not devoting enough time to friends and family throughout the year, said the study.

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