by Amanda Lanum
On 13 News This Morning Monday, we talked about making- and more importantly, keeping- your New Year's Resolution(s). Here is some information provided to us by radioonline.com.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
New Year's resolutions are easier to make than to keep -- but you can increase your chances of success by following these tips from experts.
1 - Choose an obtainable goal: Resolving to look like a fashion model isn't realistic for most people, but a goal of exercising daily is quite possible to achieve, said fitness expert Lynn Bode.
2 - Don't choose a resolution that you've been unsuccessful at year after year: You're likely to fail.
3 - Ask friends and family members to help you with your resolution so you have someone to be accountable for.
4 - Be specific. "Vague goals are impossible to achieve," said Stephen Willis, a specialist in stress management.
5 - Limit the number of resolutions. One is best. Never choose more than three.
6 - If you fail to keep your resolution, dust yourself off and start all over again.
I like Amy Schmidt's idea of making New Year's goals, rather than resolutions. I've made a resolution to be better about taking photos, then getting them from my digital camera to an online source where I can share. I've made a goal to run a race in most (if not every) month this year.
What are some of your resolutions and/or goals? if you have any additional tips for keeping them, please share!