Tricks to Make Resolutions Stick
Want to make resolutions that last? It's all in your attitude. In fact, how you think can make the difference between what you do, and what you fail to do. Staying positive and praising yourself for small steps will keep you on track to the finish line.
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40 to 46%
The percentage of people who keep their
resolutions 6 months or longer
Healthy Resolutions Q&As
John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP
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- Q How can I keep my New Year's resolution to stop smoking?
- Q How can sharing my goals and resolutions help my child set his?
- Q How can I reach my goals?
- Q How can I visualize success?
- Q How can I reward myself for keeping my resolution?
- Q How can I tell if my goals are unrealistic?
- Q Why should fitness goals be specific?
Healthy Resolution Action Plans
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Resolve to Give Back
Here’s a healthy way to make the coming year better for everyone: Volunteer. Research shows helping others can boost your immunity, lower stress and more.
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Resolutions run the gamut of self-improvement, but the majority concern health behaviors, such as losing weight, starting exercise, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol use. Need help with your resoluitons? The tips here are based on studies that tracked successful resolvers. Try their secrets to success for January and beyond.