Big resolutions. We're quick to say, "I'm going to lose weight," or "I'm going to start exercising." Dr. Alan Korinek, Associate Director of Employee Assistance at Texas Tech says we could be setting ourselves up for failure if our dreams are too vague.
"Be specific. For example, if you want to exercise, be specific about jogging or walking or using weights maybe three times a week for 30 minutes. Set little goals along the way. And maybe a better thing than losing weight would be to schedule a counseling session to work on emotional issues," said Dr. Korinek.
Dr. Korinek also says don't keep your resolution a secret. It's easier to reach your goals if you have a support group of family and friends to give you encouragement.