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Happy New Year from The Melissa Thompson Team!

by Melissa Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we say farewell to 2016 and greet 2017, many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions.  A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in western countries, in which a person makes a promise of self-improvement of some kind in the new year.

Approximately 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year.  Here is a list of the most common resolutions people make:

  • Lose weight and get fit
  • Quit smoking
  • Learn something new
  • Eat healthier
  • Spend less & save more
  • Spend more time with family
  • Travel to new places
  • Be less stressed
  • Volunteer
  • Drink less alcohol

While we all have the best of intentions when we make our resolutions, about 25% of us give up on them by the second week of January.  There are loads of resources available to help us stay on track and stick to our resolutions.  The following tips will help you in making resolutions, and more importantly in keeping them!

  • Set short-term goals for long-term results.
  • Make your resolution about the journey, not the outcome.
  • Create a schedule for your resolution.
  • Use the buddy system.  It motivates you to stick to it when you have someone else to answer to.
  • Clearly state your goals-write them down and place them where you can see them daily.
  • Keep records. Track your successes and your failures so that you will know what works and what doesn’t.
  • Utilize an app such as the New Year Resolution App 2017 from Phenomenal Enterprises Limited
  • Celebrate small victories to inspire yourself to keep going.
  • Reassess your resolutions. If something isn’t working, make changes.
  • Don’t give up so easily.  YOU CAN DO THIS!

Check out Ten Ways to Make Your Resolutions Stick for more tips and information.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2017!

Courtesy of The Melissa Thompson Team 

Happy New Year from The Melissa Thompson Team!

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

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