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Making Your Resolutions Stick!

January is coming to an end and our New Year’s resolutions are in full swing…or are they? How do we make the resolutions we committed to come to fruition? These ideas might help you get rid of bad habits and kick-start that new phase in your life. 1. Pick just one thing. If you’re aiming to change your life, don’t try to do it all at once. Pick one area or thing to change and start there. 2. Plan ahead. To ensure success, research the change and plan ahead so… Read more Making Your Resolutions Stick!

Make New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

The New Year is a time of renewal and change, but what, exactly, ARE New Year’s Resolutions? Dictonary.com defines “resolution” as: the mental state or quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose. Resolute alludes to making a decision; a popular one being losing weight. However, the difference between a decision and a resolution is significant. It’s easy to say, “I’m going to the gym three times per week this year.” It is also easy to NOT go to the gym three times per week. So, unless you stick with a… Read more Make New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

Commit to Your Inspiration-Perspiration Workout for 2012

Each year I try to come up with “new” New Year’s resolutions, but most of the time I return to the same ones. Those haunting “life issues” that persist in spite of my best intentions. Two of my finest are: 1) Don’t take things personally; and 2) Don’t make assumptions. This year, I decided to get ahead by listening to one of my favorite audiobooks about changing these habits, The Four Agreements. In it, Don Miguel Ruiz maps out a detailed plan of how to stop taking things personally and… Read more Commit to Your Inspiration-Perspiration Workout for 2012

Are You Ready to Make Change Stick?

Einstein said “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. ” So how are you prepared to approach your New Year’s resolutions differently this year in order for them  to succeed? The truth is good intentions only go so far and then there is the hard work of continuing to change day after day.  The following are some recommendations to help you make change stick. Think big.  Start small.  Break down the change you want to make into attainable steps.  For example, if you want to… Read more Are You Ready to Make Change Stick?

How to Make the Most of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Everyone starts the New Year’s with the best intentions.  Determined to make changes to improve their lives in significant ways.  And what happens?  Most of us fail miserably.  Instead of aiming for the moon, we need to undertake small, attainable goals.  Like practicing self-care 15 minutes a day (which many have remarked is difficult enough). Breaking the change into smaller steps can  make it easier to achieve.  For example, if someone wants to lose 50 pounds this year, start with losing 1-2 pounds each week.  To do this, a person has to reduce their daily calorie intake… Read more How to Make the Most of Your New Year’s Resolutions