Ways To Keep Your New Year's Resolution... Proven By Science!

A new year is soon beginning. That means new resolutions! What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Lose weight? Complain less? Exercise more? British psychologist Richard Wiseman tracked the success of 3,000 people's New Year's resolutions, only to find that a mere 12 percent of them managed to achieve their goal. He looked into what the successful people were doing differently, and, based on their experience, devised a list of tips for others who want to stop failing.

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.

Wishing you good luck and good health in 2016!

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