With only 8 percent of Americans actually achieving their New Year’s resolutions, an online course at Harvard comes just in time with a new approach to personal improvement. The Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) will teach students that before embarking on creating a new habit, it is important to first understand the deeper reasons that anchor us to our pre-existing bad habits. Only then can we match the new habits we want to our underlying goals and thereby create sustainable changes. The instructors also advise that technical goals, such as learning new skills, make for more ideal New Year’s resolutions.
Source: The Atlantic