Introduction: How to Stick to New Year Resolutions
Most of us have a New Year resolution but few of us stick to them. Here are some tips to help you make that permanent change...
Step 1: Reminders
Put reminders EVERYWHERE so you don't forget your New Year resolution. Place notes at your desk, on your fridge, on cupboards, and on your walls.
Step 2: Tell Family and Friends
Let family and friends know your New Year resolution. Give them permission to reprimand you if you show signs of slipping.
Step 3: Remove Opportunities to Slip
Make it as difficult for yourself as you can to slip. Throw away junk food if you want to lose weight. Make sure no one leaves cigarettes lying around if you want to quit smoking.
Step 4: Be Stubborn
Be 100% committed to your New Year resolution. DON'T let excuses like "I've had a bad day" make you slip "just this once". You WILL have bad days. Don't make them worse by quitting your New Year resolution.
Step 5: Replace It
Find pleasurable things to replace what you've quit. If you've quit smoking, use the money to buy yourself something nice.
Step 6: Visualise
Close your eyes and visualise your success. If you want to lose 16 pounds, then visualise yourself as if you've already achieved this. This will instruct your subconscious mind as to what you want to achieve.
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