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How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

| December 31, 2013

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It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014! With the new year comes a new outlook, and for many people, New Year’s Resolutions. But how many people actually keep them year round? News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos talked to certified Life Coach Kim Ravida about how to follow through…

” Trying to eat more healthier.”

” Come into work on time.”

” Lose weight.”

” Get some bills paid off.”

” Just to be a nicer person.”

It’s easy to set a resolution; but what’s it take to actually follow through with it? Well in the word resolution solution suggests solving a problem, and the prefix ‘re’ suggests again. So in other words striving to solve a problem again and again. Instead of making empty promises to yourself. It’s better to think of your resolution as a GOAL.

Certified Life Coach Kim Ravida said, “If we set goals, an overall goal say for the year and then break it down into very small bite-size goals is a great way to begin and getting very clear on what it is you want.”

Ravida says one of the best ways to achieve your goals is to take small steps. Think of what you can accomplish over the next 30 days, over the next week, or even just today.

“Write down what you are going to do and then when you are going to do it,” said Ravida.

Ravida says be flexible in the pursuit of your goals, enjoy the journey, and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way.

“Accountability is key because if you’re not holding yourself accountable to what you say you’re going to do you usually don’t do it,” said Ravida.

When you make a plan to succeed and you hold yourself accountable, you usually do.

According to Forbes, only 8% of people actually follow through with achieving their New Year’s Resolutions.

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