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Selecting New Year Resolutions You Can Stick To

Do you want to set some New Year resolutions you can stick to, and actually stick to?

_x000D_ ‚ÄúNew Year‚Äôs resolvers typically report making the same pledge for five years or more before they manage a six-month success, and of those who fail this year, 60 per cent will make the same resolution again next year‚Äù - _x000D_ A New Year resolution is a commitment or promise you make to yourself generally around the beginning of the New Year._x000D_ The timing is a usual suspect for goal setters because we often associate resolutions with fresh starts, i.e. January!_x000D_ _x000D_ So what steps should you take_x000D_ _x000D_ 1¬†.¬†Make only one resolution. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behaviour._x000D_ _x000D_ 2.¬†Don‚Äôt wait until New Year‚Äôs Eve to choose your resolution. Take some time out a few days before and think about what you want to achieve._x000D_ _x000D_ 3.¬†Avoid previous resolutions. Deciding to revisit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment._x000D_ _x000D_ 4.¬†Don‚Äôt run with the crowd and go with the usual resolutions. Instead think about what you really want out of life._x000D_ _x000D_ 5.¬†Break your goal into a series of steps, focusing on creating sub-goals that are concrete, measurable and time-based._x000D_ _x000D_ 6.¬†Tell your friends and family about your goals. You‚Äôre more likely to get support and want to avoid failure._x000D_ _x000D_ 7.¬†To stay motivated, make a checklist of how achieving your resolution will help you._x000D_ _x000D_ 8.¬†Give yourself a small reward whenever you achieve a sub-goal, which will help to motivate you and give you a sense of progress._x000D_ _x000D_ 9.¬†Make your plans and progress concrete by keeping a handwritten journal, completing a computer spreadsheet or covering a notice board with graphs or pictures._x000D_ _x000D_ 10.¬†Expect to revert to your old habits from time to time. Treat any failure as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether._x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ So here are some New Year Resolutions you can stick to this year -_x000D_ _x000D_  

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