Keeping New Year's resolutions is just plain old hard to do.
It doesn't seem to matter what the goal is, they are simply not easy to accomplish.
You may stay good for a week or a month, but then that birthday party comes along and you drink a little too much, or you let that cough sideline you from the gym for a few extra days, or you say, "one extra cookie couldn't hurt too much."
It is ok.
It happens to all of us.
Luckily, we have the answer to your issues.
It all comes down to a 10-step plan.
- Know your ultimate goal
- Set the stage for success by identifying sources of failure
- Empower yourself
- Motivate yourself
- Program your unconscious
- Get company that will help you
- Be compassionate and positive with yourself
- Make and execute a plan
- Review your progress
- Create a plan to help avoid relapses
Read the full story at Psychology Today