Inspiration, Ideas, Tips and Strategies, by Always Healthy Mom

Friday, December 30, 2011


Tips on sticking to your New Years RESOLUTION

The Facts:
  • If you make a resolution you are 10 xs more likely to make the change.
  • 75% of people who make a new Years resolution will make it through the first wee but 6 months from now only about 40% will be sticking to their resolution.( John Norcross, physiology professor University of Scranton)
  1. Start with one realistic resolution! If your goal is too big or over whelming you may give up and not accomplish anything. Many resolutions require multiple behavior changes.
  2. Make your resolution very specific. Plan the how-tos! Focus on positive To-Do behaviors!
  3. Challenging but manageable!
  4. Enlist the support of friends and family. Bring others in on the resolution so you have a support group to help you accomplish your goals.
  5. Don't let yourself quit. Even if you slip up once or twice, you shouldn't abandon your resolution.
  6. Track your progress: Monitor your progress it will dramatically improve your success rate.
  7. Get a new calendar and set your goals!
  8. Focus on a positive behavior change. Ex. I will go to the gym 3 xs this week vs. I want to lose 10lbs this year.
Happy New Year,
Always Healthy Mom

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