Why We Expect So Much of Each New Year — and Every January Feels Like a Letdown

The ‘fresh start effect’ is a human obsession that leads to disappointment by mid-January.

written by
Satviki Sanjay
Jan 19, 2021
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AuthorSatviki Sanjay

Satviki Sanjay is an editorial intern at The Swaddle. She's currently studying philosophy at Miranda House. When not studying, she can be found writing about gender, internet culture, sexuality, technology, and mental health. She loves talking to people, and you can always find her on Instagram @satvikii.