We discuss New Year’s Resolutions. Are they important? Aren’t they? What works?

1:30 Shanna talks about the risks associated with “winning” at your New Year’s Resolutions.


3:00 What is a New Year’s Resolution anyway?


8:00 How habits tie into resolutions. How good are you at habits?


8:30 How big changes cause so many follow-on shifts that you can’t predict what will happen.


10:00 Marina uses parenthood as an example of what happens when you make a big change and you can’t anticipate what happens — and how it sometimes turns out better than you anticipated.


14:30 Why Shanna thinks a year is too far to commit to


19:30 Marina and Shanna share their New Year intention-setting rituals


“It’s not so much about making the plan, or the resolution, or the word. It’s the ritual of returning to it, that means whether or not it’s going to succeed or fail.”


28:00 The art of building the ritual of review and breaking down how to track progress


30:30 How caring about your “resolutions” matters more than what they are.