A New Year can be a time for new beginnings. New Year's resolutions are one way to make changes in your life... go to for the extraordinary and live your dreams... but only if you make them stick. So here's how.
This is what you have to do to keep that New Year's resolution alive, regardless of what your resolution is. Plant your determination and "watch it grow." Understand the cycle of success and how it works so that you keep looking ahead and adjusting your path.
The unnecessary death of good ideas -- and of people -- is much on my mind as the new year looms, with its promise of fresh starts. For far too long already, a failure to turn what we know into what we do has cost us dearly.
By starting with a small but doable goal on Jan. 1 you'll be able to transition to increasingly challenging goals, slowly building up the confidence you need to make life-long change. Fast and furious isn't often the right way to set resolutions.
Making -- and keeping -- healthy resolutions can be challenging, but even more important for people who are coping with preexisting digestive conditions such as GERD and IBS. Fortunately, with a few key lifestyle changes, you can keep your gut healthy all year long.
The fact that I'm a parent does not obviate my need to reassess, re-evaluate and continue to craft my goals and resolutions, and while I can't say with 100 percent certainty, I am pretty sure they involve more than getting dressed.
What if the changes were such simple shifts of attention that they required virtually no effort? And what if, on top of all that, they actually made your life better? With these easy shortcuts to wellbeing, this will be the year that your New Year's resolutions finally stick.
The point of a resolution is the establishment of a goal and the commitment to that goal. We want to be a better person whatever our religious or non-religious persuasion and we make a resolution to pursue ways to fulfill that goal.
New Year's resolutions tend to focus on denying ourselves stuff we love, on the assumption that if it feels good it must be bad. But why not just pick out something you love and resolve to enjoy yourself?
Forget perfection. Set your sights on finishing that marathon, not on running it. If you compete to complete, you'll be a winner. Believe in yourself and don't look back -- 2012 is going to be "your" year, and it is just the beginning.