Setting New Years resolutions are fun and exciting. But a month in most people give up. Instead, create a monthly resolution/challenge for yourself. Doing something for a month makes it more likely to become a habit, but is less daunting than doing it for a year.
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Research has shown that it takes people approximately 28 days to pick up (or leave) a habit. Instead of making resolutions for the new year, why not aim to make a total of 12 resolutions for the whole year? Decide what change you want to make each month, and start on the first day of the new month! By the end of the month your resolution has become a habit and you can move on to the next one! This makes sustaining multiple resolutions easier.
Instead of making those resolutions that barely last 10 days let alone 12 months - make some goals with positive non-food related rewards. Like I'm going to be below xxx lbs by Feb and I will get a massage for reaching it.
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