If you are like most of America, you make the same
resolutions year in and year out. Tired of making and breaking the same
resolutions year after year? Don't give up: turn resolutions into reality with
our round-up of expert advice from across the web.
Worry, Be Happy
Author of the best-selling book The Happiness Project Gretchin
Rubin knows a thing or two about sticking to resolutions. Rubin spent an entire
year adhering to a self-designed program to boost her overall happiness. Top
tips for stick-to-it-ness from the happiness guru include holding yourself
accountable (by publically sharing your resolutions with others) and only
making pleasant resolutions, aka, commit to doing what you love and are
passionate about. For more of Rubin's resolution tips read How
to stick to your New Year's resolutions - 12 tips.
Oprah.com contributing health
writer and author of Smoke Free in 30 Days Dr. Daniel Seidman turns
the art of resolution making into a science, with four concrete steps for
smoking cessation that can be applied to goal setting generally. Resolutions
that require lifestyle overhauls need a concrete plan, not merely wishful
thinking. For Seidman's four steps read Putting More Resolve
into New Year's Resolutions.
Planning, Take Two
Financial writer and Wall Street Journal reporter Brett
Arrends echoes the notion that achieving resolution success requires planning
in his recent article How to
Get Financially Fit in the New Year. Arrends lays out a 12-month plan that
requires equal parts big picture thinking and small bore tweaks. While Arrends
concentrates on finances, the overall organizational model could apply to other
Psychology of Success
Why is it that some people can make resolutions
stick and other can't? NPR host of Talk of the Nation Ira Flatow sat down with clinical psychologist Dr. John Norcross to
learn how some people make resolutions work year after year. Norcross cites
realistic goal setting as one criterion for success, another is using the buddy
system. For more tips, listen to their conversation at the hyperlink How To Make New Year's Resolutions Stick.
Looking for Inspiration?
Still feeling ho hum
about your chances of sticking to your resolutions? Perhaps you need some
resolution inspiration to get you fired up. Inc.com takes an interesting look
at the resolutions of seven CEOs running cutting edge companies and brands.
Read on for resolution inspiration: 7 CEOs Share
Their New Year's Resolutions for 2010 .
Best of luck with your resolutions in 2011!
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