Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to reflect, make plans, and set New Year’s resolutions. But, how can we make this year’s resolutions a success?
For me the acronym K.I.S.S. perfectly reflects the essence of a good New Year’s resolution – Keep It Simple Stupid!
In a study (1997) to understand the factors predicting success in keeping New Year’s resolutions, Miller and Marlatt found that 63% of people do actually stick to their New Year’s resolutions for at least two months.
“The keys to making a successful resolution are a person’s confidence that he or she can make the behaviour change, and the commitment to making that change,” says Miller. In addition, the study indicates that “resolutions are a process, not a one-time effort that offer people a chance to create new habits.”
Ten tips for setting simple New Year’s resolutions that you can keep:
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How many times have you made vague New Year’s Resolutions, such as “I want to be healthier,” or “I want to feel fitter?”
Have you ever managed to stick with such goals? If your answer is no, you’re definitely not alone!
But, can 2008 really be any different? The good news is, it can! Mike and James from Passion for Health will be releasing a free report, “7 Reasons Why Your New Years Resolutions Will Fail” on the 1st of January.
This report promises to “remove all of the stumbling blocks that have tripped you up in years gone by,” they will also reveal the “huge issue that’s holding you back, and arm you with everything you need to enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle.”
If you’re tired of making resolutions which seem impossible to keep, this report is for you. To receive the free report on January 1st click here, to enter your name and email address.
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I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas, filled with precious family, and friends; delicious food, special gifts, and all the things you love!
I’ll be back later in the week.
Do you know people who always seem to be on time, never miss a deadline, and still seem to manage their affairs at home with ease? What is their secret?
According to bestselling author Jack Canfield, by planning your day the night before you can achieve success in all areas of life.
Check out Jack’s top time management tip:
Jack Canfield: Planning Your Day
Jack has written a number of books the most recent being, “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” This book has received a considerable amount of great reviews, and it’s now become one of my top “things I would like” this Christmas!
Do you plan your daily activities? What are your tips?
If you’re tired of slaving away in the kitchen on Christmas day help is at hand! Eating Well have produced a fabulous collection of healthy Christmas recipes and menus, giving you more time to spend with your family and friends this year.
The collection includes sample menus, “make-ahead” dishes, and even a menu planner of what to do, and when to do it!
Check out the site for yourself for more fab recipe suggestions: Eating Well.
(Thanks to Ruth at Eating Fabulous for writing about this great site.)
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