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A New Year A New You

We all do it year after year and 90% of us will fail to meet those New Years resolutions we made. I know last year I was certainly one of those people. This year though is a new year and hopefully with some small changes in thinking and a whole lot of hard work I will be able to succeed. Here are a few tips that I found while making my goals that really are helpful no matter what your goal is.

1.Most importantly I think this year was to be realistic. I haven't become the person I am over night I certainly won't be able to change myself overnight, or even within the year but I can head in the right directions. Making a life long change WILL take time make sure to set small goals.
2.Make a plan. We all jump right in to out resolutions but what you really need is a plan. Sit down and write down the top 5 things you want to accomplish this year. Then write what it is really going to take in order to get there. Again be realistic here it won't do any good to side step around what really needs to be done.
3.Set up a rewards program. Who doesn't like rewards.lol Even as adults I think we all like to get something for the things we have done. If your goal is to lose 30 pounds this year write down a goal and reward. "when I lose 10 pounds I will buy that new purse I wanted" as an example.
4.Share your plans! It really does help if you talk to others about your plans. If you keep them to yourself it is easier to fail because you are the only person to hold yourself liable. Friends likely share common goals this year and may even be a help so talk it up!
5.Don't beat yourself up if you have a slip up. EVERYONE slips up the important thing is to recognize that slip up, push it aside and keep on pushing through!

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