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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Secrets for Making Your Resolutions Stick

By January 1, 2009

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Whether you're usually a New Year's Resolution-setter or not, I'd like to encourage you to work toward at least one goal for the new year. For one thing, the new year is such a wonderful time to get a fresh start, take stock of what you're thankful for, and look forward to what you'd like to see change in your life. Also, lots of other people are focused on making positive changes as well, so you'll be in good company; social support can be a great motivational tool!

As for your goals, I've got some resources here that can really help you change your philosophy about change, and find success with creating a more positive, fulfilling life. If you're reading this after New Year's Day, don't worry that it's too late for resolutions--that's actually a good thing! This year, this time around, it's going to be about smaller, more do-able steps, and it's going to be about relaxing on the perfectionism that keeps many people from reaching their goals. (The perfectionism monster plays a bigger role than you think!) Here's some reading material to get you started, and inspired:

If you're not sure what these goals and changes should be, here are some ideas for the new year to get you started!

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