Deanna Pledge, Ph.D.

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New Year's Resolutions?

January 1, 2017

Tags: New Year’s resolutions, change, small successes, choices, awareness

New year, new you? Many people make New Year’s resolutions; however end up feeling disappointed soon after New Year’s Day. The key to lasting change is to make small goals that will build over time that help you maintain the change. For most people, maintaining the new behavior long enough to make it a habit is the hard part. In order to be successful, you have to be aware of your behavior by making conscious choices instead of returning to automatic responses.

Awareness gives you a choice point and puts you back in control. As you’re making these changes, remember to be kind to yourself. Making change is hard work. If you engage in the new behavior one out of seven times, that is progress!