Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution
If you think about it, New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep — but I’ll give you some tips to increase your chance of success if you follow what the experts told me.
Choose an obtainable goal. Resolving to look like a fashion model isn’t realistic for most people, but a goal of exercising daily is quite possible to achieve, said fitness expert Lynn Bode.
Don’t choose a resolution that you’ve been unsuccessful at year after year. You’re likely to fail.
Ask friends and family members to help you with your resolution so you have someone to be accountable for.
Be specific. “Vague goals are impossible to achieve,” said Stephen Willis, a specialist in stress management.
Limit the number of resolutions. One is best. Never choose more than three.
If you fail to keep your resolution, dust yourself off and start all over again.