Typically, the discourse on “New Year’s resolutions” goes one of two ways. Either resolutions are a panacea and the precipice for one to jump off into a “whole new” version of themselves, or they are the villain that causes the masses to fail (yet again) in their health journey.
In reality, resolutions are neither inherently good nor bad. Resolutions are not powerful in their own right; we are powerful.
Resolutions are what we make them. They are a motivational tool for change, but only if we use the tool well. Results depend on intentions and execution.