Many of us are forging ahead with our list of New Year’s resolutions. So where will you be a year from now—celebrating a victory or struggling with regret?
For resolutions to succeed, it’s best to lose the list and just pick one. Trying too much at once increases your chance of giving up.
And choose a realistic goal. Trying to lose forty pounds in a month isn’t going to happen. In addition, your goal should be specific. “I want to lose five pounds by March” is much more effective than “I want to lose some weight.”
When you have set a goal, find someone who can hold you accountable—or, better yet, has the same goal. A good friend can keep you motivated.
You can be victorious over a resolution, but you have to make a resolution to start out right.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Resolutions 1
- Resolutions 2
- New Year’s Resolution – Adopt and apply some highly healthy habits
- The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150
- Four lifestyle choices reduce risk of chronic disease 80 percent
- New Year’s Resolution – Take the kids out for fast food less often
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