How to: Make Your Resolutions Count This Year

Writing down your thoughts into a journal this New Year’s Eve increases the chances of following through with the resolutions in the New Year. As archaic as it may sound, physically scripting your future goals onto a piece of paper activates the sensorimotor part of the human brain which helps retain your thoughts. Writing down thoughts is involved with the motor aspect of learning and processing. Seeing and reading your thoughts on a piece of paper strengthens the overall retention process. Try writing down your new year’s resolution this year, and keep re-reading them, I think you’ll appreciate the difference in 2015.

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dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a second year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health and awareness with her passion for health, fitness and beauty. In her spare time, enjoys fashion, kayaking on West Meadow Beach, and creating westernized-Asian recipes.