New Year Resolutions: How to forge good habits and break bad ones for 2021

Actress Neo Swee Lin and her actor-husband Lim Kay Siu got into the habit of live-streaming every day since late May, singing and telling stories with their ukuleles.
Actress Neo Swee Lin and her actor-husband Lim Kay Siu got into the habit of live-streaming every day since late May, singing and telling stories with their ukuleles.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - As 2021 approaches, many people might be making resolutions to start positive habits, especially after a year of disruption.

But how can you optimise your chances of making good habits stick and parting ways with bad ones? First, understand the science behind habits, which reportedly make up more than 40 per cent of the actions people perform each day, according to a 2006 paper by a Duke University researcher.

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