How to keep your New Year's resolutions according to a behavioral economist : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money 2022 is finally here, and many people are excited for their fresh starts. But, it's no secret that following through with New Year's resolutions can be challenging. Today on the show, behavioral economist Katy Milkman shares her tips on how you can follow through.

How to keep your New Year's resolutions

How to keep your New Year's resolutions

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It's the first full week of 2022, and many of us are already feeling the "fresh start effect," according to behavioral economist Katy Milkman. We're excited to pursue new goals and we feel a renewed sense of purpose that new beginnings can bring. Still, keeping New Year's resolutions is often easier said than done.

Today on the show, Katy Milkman joins us to talk about how to make the most of our fresh starts and more from her new book, "How to Change."

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