Advice to Accomplish Those New Year's Resolutions - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/8/09

Advice to Accomplish Those New Year's Resolutions

If your New Year's resolution is the same as it was last year, to lose weight, maybe you need to approach it differently. This time keep it simple by only making one life change at a time.  Life coach Katherine Sullivan advises, "Start with one and find success because nothing breeds success like success.  If you take on too many things and you're not successful with them, then you're going to lose confidence". 

Sullivan says that mini-goals are the key to success.  For example, instead of saying, "I want to lose 30-pounds", start with a focus on losing 10-pounds.  Instead of saying, "I'm going to exercise 30-minutes a day", start with 10-minute workouts and try to increase that a little every day.

If quitting smoking is a resolution for you, Katherine says not to give up if you have a setback. Dennis Acha of Breathe California says, "On average it takes about seven-times for a smoker to quit smoking successfully.  No matter what age you are, no matter how long and how many years you've been smoking, or how many cigarettes you've been smoking, it's never too late to stop. That's number one. The moment you quit smoking, your body immediately starts recovering and rejuvenating itself".

Remember that whatever your resolution is, most people agree that it is easier to accomplish if you tackle your commitment with a buddy.

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