Meeting Resolutions With Small Steps - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/2/02

Meeting Resolutions With Small Steps

If this is the first day of your New Year's resolution, how are you doing so far? If you're like most people, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment because you're resolve is too broad.

Most experts agree that it's best to plan small changes like jumping little hurdles first before you try the big one. For example, social worker Starr Blair says don't say I'm going to lose 100 pounds this year. Instead set your goal to lose 10 pounds. Then, when you're successful go for the next 10. "People need to recognize that when they make a resolution and they have a setback they can start it again tomorrow. They don't have to wait until January 2003 to start again," says Starr Blair a social worker.

Starr also says limit the number of resolutions you choose. She says no more than three or four.

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