A "hobo" clown at heart, down on my luck (previously but not now), but eternally optimistic :o)
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.