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Predict you will eat better and work out more next week and you probably will, according to a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research. The reason is that once you turn wishful thinking into a plan of action, that goal feels more accessible and your behavior becomes more consistent with your ideal.
Simple, but it works! Self-predictions can help reinforce good habits and disrupt bad ones.
In other words: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...I know I can!!
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