Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Sticking to New Year's Resolutions

New-Year Resolutions listDo you have any New Year's resolutions for 2017? If you are like most of us, you have struggled to stick to some (or all) of your resolutions in prior years. It is tough to maintain one's motivation when one is not seeing results, stress increases, or time becomes more scarce.

So what will make this year different? How are you planning to succeed in 2017?

WebMD has compiled a list of 9 recommendations from a variety of healthcare providers about how they keep their New Year's resolutions. Here is their list:
  1. Get your priorities straight.
  2. Go easy on yourself.
  3. Take small steps.
  4. Remember the real goal.
  5. Make it a joint effort.
  6. Track your progress daily.
  7. Thank your body.
  8. Schedule it.
  9. Find what's fun for you.
They explain what each tip means and why it is important in their post. If you are planning some self-improvement in 2017, be sure to check out their list.

For those who would benefit from some additional help with identifying priorities, setting achievable goals, and maintaining motivation for change, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is here to assist you in 2017. Personal counseling is an excellent way to obtain support in the pursuit of self-improvement. For more information about our services, visit us on the web or call 601.266.4601.