How are Those New Year’s Resolutions Coming?

Erin WileyArticles, author

Change is hard for a lot of reasons but it is attainable with the right approach.

As published in Sylvania Life, April 2013
by Erin Wiley, Community Contributor

“This year I will lost those last 15 pounds!” “I promise to be a better spouse and parent” “2013 is the year I am finally going to get organized!” “I will earn a promotion before the year’s end!”

So, my friends…how are those New Year’s resolutions coming? “Not so great,” you say? Well, take comfort in knowing that you are part of the majority: researchers say at least 50% of those who set resolutions at the beginning of the year will fail before February is even over. Even more sobering, some research suggests that only 8 percent of people still are going strong with their resolutions by march. What is it that makes resolutions so hard to stick to? What can we do to increase our changes for successfully reaching our goals and achieving self-improvement (regardless of the time of year)?

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