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LIVE SMARTER NOT HARDER: Here’s How to Actually Keep Your New Year Resolution.

7 Tips to Make Sure You Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution This Time.

AMY MORIN is a licensed clinical social worker.  And she is the author of  “13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE DON’T DO” –  you can find her:  @AMYMORINLCSW  She says, “Setting New Year’s resolutions is fun. Keeping them is hard.”  

Morin adds:  “In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Scranton found that 23% of people quit working on their resolution just two weeks into the new year.  And only 19% of resolution setters stuck to their goals over the long haul.”

According to the new research, this is what people who keep their resolutions do.  It’s all about “baby steps,” really.  See the full article at inc.com

  1. Create a measurable goal.
  2. Identify clear action steps.
  3. Set yourself up for success.
  4. Plan for obstacles.
  5. Start when you’re ready.
  6. Track your progress. …  AND
  7. Learn from your mistakes.               
“In fact, one study showed that people who were successful in maintaining their resolutions tended to slip up at least 14 times.  The vast majority of these successful individuals said they’d found ways to turn their mistakes into opportunities to grow stronger and become better.”
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