Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks.
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Resolution – a firm decision to do or not to do something
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Here are 10 tips to help you get started.
1. Be Realistic – The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable.
2. Plan Ahead – Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve.
3.Outline Your Plan – Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have that piece of cake.
4. Make a “Pros” and “Cons” List – It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong.
5. Talk About It – Don’t keep your resolution a secret
6. Reward Yourself – This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to eat a better diet.
7. Track Your Progress – Keep track of each small success.
8. Don’t Beat Yourself Up – Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal.
9. Stick to It – Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality.
10. Keep Trying – If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair.