Ever wondered why you break your New Year's resolutions within days or weeks of starting them? It's probably due to stress. Most of us don't realize that the ways we manage our stress is with what psychologists call maladaptive or counter-productive coping behaviors. These coping behaviors are exactly the type of things we try to quit doing every January. Think about it. Whenever you feel stressed what do you do to feel better?
Most likely you will either: 1. Drink alcohol. 2. Eat some chips or ice cream. 3. Spend money on things you can't afford or don't really need (shopping therapy). 4. Smoke a cigarette. 5. Take recreational drugs.