Turn Your Resolutions Into Habits



Turn Your Resolutions Into Habits

By Karen Cicero

Turn your resolutions into habits! Surprise: More new year’s resolutions than you’d think still go strong after six months — in fact, at least 40 percent of them do, according to Dr. John C. Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and co-author of Changing for Good. That’s good news, whether your goal for 2012 is to lose 10 pounds, stash a larger percentage of your paycheck aside for retirement, or make flossing part of your daily routine. Follow Dr. Norcross’s strategies for successful change.

1. Make a plan.
Last-minute resolutions are doomed. Think about it: If you decide at the New Year’s Eve cocktail bash that you want to lose weight next year, and then come home to a kitchen stuffed with holiday cookies and other treats, how is that diet going to work out? People who plan for their resolutions — by ditching desserts and stocking up on produce, or by putting the floss on the bathroom vanity as a reminder — are more likely to succeed.

2. Break down goals.

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