New Year's resolutions are notoriously difficult to maintain.
Psychologist Dr. Michael Vallis says that's because the reasons why people choose a certain goal is setting them up for failure.
"The primary driver to a New Year's resolution is someone feels bad about something," Vallis explains, "The motivation is to get out of the bad situation and into a good one,"
Vallis says the problem with that is once a person starts to make a little progress, they start to feel better and the motivation goes away.
He says a better plan would be to take the month of January to reflect, then set smaller goals that can be met and readjusted throughout the year. (File Photo)