New Year, New You: Tips to Sticking to Those Resolutions

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With persistence, your most-desired resolution can be checked off your to-do list, making changes for an even more positive future.

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New Year, New You: Tips to Sticking to Those Resolutions

  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com New Year, New You: Tips to Sticking to Those Resolutions http://helpingpsychology.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/iStock_000010678336Small1-300x198.jpg
  2. 2. www.helpingpsychology.com There’s something energizing about making resolutions on the first day of a new year. As we celebrate the new year , most of us still ponder ways to improve our lives. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/11375582/2/istockphoto_11375582-new-year-s-planning.jpg
  3. 3. www.helpingpsychology.com Even as champagne corks pop, and party-goers celebrate, some people stay home scribbling last-minute resolutions . http://www.treehugger.com/top-ten-scientists-new-years-resolutions-2009.jpg
  4. 4. www.helpingpsychology.com “ Lose weight,” “exercise more” and “spend more time with family” tend to top resolutions lists every year. http://www.turnbacktogod.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/new-year-resolutions.jpg
  5. 5. www.helpingpsychology.com Even though 75 percent of those resolutions aren’t met according to studies, the ritual continues until the clock hits 12:01 a.m. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/10713239/2/istockphoto_10713239-clock.jpg
  6. 6. www.helpingpsychology.com Resolutions are attainable according to experts from university professors like Britain’s Dr. Richard Wiseman, to Internet productivity sites like “Dumb Little Man, if you’ll reassess your approach .
  7. 7. www.helpingpsychology.com First, write out your goal . Make doable resolutions, such as “I’ll join a running club to get in marathon shape.” Whatever your goal, make it attainable. 1 http://sharingthegoodnews.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/new-years-resolutions.jpg
  8. 8. www.helpingpsychology.com Are you passionate about your resolutions ?What’s your primary focus? Don’t let outside opinions or factors affect what’s most important to you. 2
  9. 9. www.helpingpsychology.com Recite your resolutions aloud. Motivation is crucial to success, and a trusted accomplice will help you stay on track. 3 The simplest accomplishments are easier to reach when friends are cheering for you on the sidelines. http://kentblumberg.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c6d1353ef010536a1f294970b-pi
  10. 10. www.helpingpsychology.com Is your resolve slipping?Re-read your resolutions and start again. Struggling to break old habits? Change your environment. 4 http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/8432124/2/istockphoto_8432124-students.jpg
  11. 11. www.helpingpsychology.com Just making resolutions is a positive move. The road to achieving them should be fun. 5 http://cafedarkness.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/resolutions_291_20080229-142927.jpg
  12. 12. www.helpingpsychology.com A new year is a chance to try something new, or re-start something old with a new approach. Leave the past behind. Make a plan , review it often and share your goals with someone you trust.
  13. 13. www.helpingpsychology.com With persistence, your most-desired resolution can be checked off your to-do list, making changes for an even more positive future. http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/4892662/2/istockphoto_4892662-new-years-resolution.jpg
  14. 14. www.helpingpsychology.com Drawing upon more than 30-year history of granting degrees in professional psychology, Argosy University has developed a curriculum that focuses on interpersonal skills and practical experience alongside academic learning.
  15. 15. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By

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