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New Year’s Resolutions – 2010

December 31st, 2009 No comments

Moving on to 2010. As you plan your objectives for the year, you may feel compelled to pledge some common resolutions. Here are the top two resolutions that people choose:

  • Lose Weight / Get in Shape
  • Break Negative Habits (smoking, swearing, etc.)

One of the reason that these are so popular is that many people choose them year after year! Why is it so hard to stick with these goals? Two reasons come to mind.

Firstly, these goals require effort over a long period of time. It is not simply about spending an intensive weekend, but rather about establishing new patterns in life.

Secondly, new patterns have an impact on others around us. If you change your eating habits, it will likely impact your partner, family, and co-workers in some way. If you start spending time at the gym, you will have less time for other activities. If you decide to quit smoking, you’ll lose contact with your buddies in the smoking area.

How might you get around this? One method is to find an accomplice to help you reach your goal. A partner, friend, co-worker, or even an internet pal can help you to accommodate the change in your life.

Share your goal with your friend, and also share the reasons why that goal is important to you. A true friend will care about those reasons, and is very likely to ask you how you’re progressing in your change. That might just be enough to get you to stick with it this year!

Tomorrow we’ll announce a special offer to make it even easier.

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Reflections & Gratitude

December 31st, 2009 No comments

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to the new year. Before considering 2010, however, it makes sense to take a quick look back at 2009.

Some questions to drive your thoughts:

  • What important lesson did you learn in 2009?
  • How did this lesson change you?
  • Who was important to you in the past year?
  • Could you name a personal “Person of the Year” for 2009?
  • What would happen if you told this person about your choice?
  • How might this change your relationship?

Despite all the trials and tribulations of 2009, most of us have many, many things to be thankful for. Take a minute (60 full seconds) to think about all the good things there are in your life.

We’ll wait…

If you enjoyed that, why not make an actual list of all the things you have to be thankful for. Stick it in your wallet or purse, and every time you come across it in the coming year, you’ll be rewarded with that warm feeling of gratitude. Can’t get enough of that!

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