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Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

scrabble-resolutionsDid you know that January 17th is Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day? Do you know that, according to some studies, almost 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions abandon them at some point during the year and only about 12% succeed with their resolutions?  Don’t let that be you.

Making a New Year’s Resolution is another way of saying you’d like to make a behavioral change.  You want to do something different this year to attain a certain goal and to continue with this change.

Here are my top 10 tips to turn your resolutions into reality:

  1. Limit the number of resolutions. Work on changing one or two things at a time.
  2. Make your goals attainable, measurable and realistic. Instead of going from never working out to planning on working out 7 days a week, begin by setting the goal at 2 days a week.
  3. Make a plan to reach that 1st, small, attainable goal. What’s your plan to get to the gym 2 days a week?
  4. Visualize yourself having reached your goal.
  5. Believe in yourself
  6. Do one thing each day that will help you reach your goal.
  7. Track your progress.
  8. Consider enlisting the support of others.
  9. Make your goal specific.
  10. Focus on the small achievements and reward yourself for them.

To read the complete article, please visit:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-without-anxiety/201801/tips-make-your-new-year-s-resolutions-stick

Happy New Year! Enjoy your new habits!