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