How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution…According to Science!

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    Scientists say you can’t rely on willpower this year to keep your New Year’s Resolution…it simply won’t work! What should you do then?

    Follow these 10 suggestions for a better start to 2016:

    1) If possible, make only one resolution – changing a lot of things at once is more difficult.

    2) Think about your resolutions in advance, and spend some time to reflect on them.

    3) Don’t re-visit past failures, but focus on new resolutions instead.

    4) Focus on what you really want – don’t just go with what’s trendy.

    5) Break your goal into manageable, concrete steps with specific deadlines.

    6) Go public – tell your friends, family, social networks about your goals, which will increase your fear of failure and also garner support.

    7) Create a checklist focusing on how much better your life will be once you’ve achieved your goals.

    8) Whenever you make progress on the steps towards your goal, give yourself a small reward.

    9) Document your journey – charts, spreadsheets, journals and other means of tracking your progress will keep it concrete.

    10) Don’t beat yourself up and quit if you sometimes revert to old habits – treat it as a temporary setback.

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