Oct 20, 2010

Resolutions, 5 Tips to Help :o)

5 tips to hold yourself accountable for keeping your resolutions.
The first step is to make a true resolution, I am not going to preach here, you know what it is you want or need to accomplish.  
The second step is to yourself accountable. The constant review of resolutions, and the knowledge that you are accountable for sticking to them, makes a huge difference. 

So how do you hold yourself accountable? Here are some strategies:
1.Frame your resolution in concrete actions.  This means it needs to be simple and measurable.
2.Keep Track. Having made a resolution, you have to check yourself in some way. 
3.Tell people what you’re doing. At the very least, tell your family about the resolutions that you’re trying to keep. Studies showed that people trying to make life changes, such as losing weight, were more likely to succeed if they told their families what they were doing.
4. Do it every day. Remember, habits take at least 21 days to form.
6.Join a group. Mutual accountability is extraordinarily effective, as demonstrated by groups like Weight Watchers and Alcoholics Anonymous. 


  1. Also, New Years is the worst time to make resolutions because Winter is 'down time' for mammals. Spring and Summer is the best time for energetic , positive changes. Not that's make any, but....

  2. Great advice! (btw, I think Toon is right!!)

  3. I have to write something down and also make sure I tell someone close to me, if I expect to follow through on a resolution.

  4. Number three is the main reason I decided to start Shattered Prose. To keep myself accountable. Great post. (Hugs)Indigo

  5. I like to break it down into smaller tasks and do a tick list.
    It bugs when there are items on the list that dont have a tick against them


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