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January 16, 2020

5 Ways To Make A New Year’s Resolution Stick

Every year millions of people set goals at the beginning of the year, and every year many of those millions fail. Some have set the same goals every new year for years, perhaps decades, because making resolutions stick is difficult when you lose enthusiasm and revert to old habits and routines. Then months pass quickly and before we know it, another year is upon us. So, what is the difference between those of us who make the same resolutions year after year and those who accomplish their resolutions? They follow the five steps below:

Consider The Reasoning Of Your Goal

When setting a goal, it is important to consider why you want to have that goal and if you’re making it for the right reasons. Dr. Michael Bennett, a psychiatrist and author of two self-help books told the New York Times, “If you do it out of the sense of self-hate or remorse or a strong passion in that moment, it doesn’t usually last long,” he said. “But if you build up a process where you’re thinking harder about what’s good for you, you’re changing the structure of your life, you’re bringing people into your life who will reinforce that resolution, then I think you have a fighting chance.”

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