According to the Static Brain Research Institute, the most popular New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. One obvious reason for this is that lots of people are overweight and they’d like to lose some of it. Another reason is that New Year’s caps off the holiday season, a season in which many people eat and drink to excess.
- Is this resolution my idea or someone else's?
- Does this resolution motivate and energize me?
- Does this resolution fit with other factors in my life, including values and long-term plans?
- Announce your resolution to everyone around you – they will help hold you accountable.
- Develop a ceremony to mark the beginning of your commitment – this makes it more "real" and special for you.
- A serious resolution is worth putting some thought into. Don't leave your choice of resolution to the last minute.
- Write out your New Year’s resolution. The simple act of writing it down will embed the resolution more deeply in your mind than just saying it to yourself or someone else.