Are you forging ahead with a list of New Year’s resolutions? What will increase your chances for success?
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, set it with someone who can support you, cheer you on, and pray for you. An accountability partner can also make sure you’re sticking to your plans. Don’t go it alone.
Research shows nearly 60 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 8 percent will achieve their goal with one try. So don’t expect instant success or lose heart when the going gets rough.
Stick with your resolution for the long haul. And despite the work, make your resolution fun.
Celebrate your progress, and reward yourself along the way. You can be victorious with a resolution, but you have to make a resolution to start out right.
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