New Year’s Resolutions: How To Make and Keep Them
Taught by Jennifer Mattson
Jennifer Mattson is a former radio producer for "The Connection" and worked as an editor for National Public Radio. She spent over six years as a producer for CNN, where she was responsible for CNN's daily live newscasts and producing CNN's international coverage. Jennifer came to CNN to work in the Washington bureau's political unit during the 1996 U.S. presidential election. She later moved to Atlanta, where she worked first as a writer and then as a newscast producer at CNN International. Prior to joining CNN, Jennifer worked as a reporter based in Budapest, Hungary covering Eastern Europe, where she reported on a number of regional stories for USA TODAY including a piece on George Soros and the Clinton-Yeltsin CSCE Summit. She has also reported, most recently, from Asia. Her work has appeared in TheAtlantic.com, USA TODAY, The Boston Globe, The Women's Review of Books, AsianCorrespondent.com, Tablettalk.com and CNN.com. She is the former Managing Editor of AsiaSociety.org. Follow her on Twitter at @jennifermattson
The New Year is a time when we reflect on our goals for the year ahead: better health, a new job, travel or finding a relationship.
But change is hard. It requires a real commitment, the forming of rituals and planning.
Research has found 88% of people actually fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions. The reason: setting and reaching goals isn’t strictly about self discipline or willpower, it’s about intention and finding pleasure in pursuing what matters to you.
In this class, we will set practical goals, take a look at the calendar and come up with a plan for the year ahead. We’ll also find a partner or support system to help make our dreams come true.
Bring a notebook or computer to write on and whatever you’ll be using as a calendar in 2018.
This class is open to anyone who knows or wants to figure out their goals for the New Year.