Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Monday, April 24, 2017 07:30:28 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Plan ahead to succeed in keeping New Year resolutions

photo by

By
03rd-Jan-2017       Readers ( 154 )   0 Comments
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all (0) »

Life Desk :
Common New Year resolutions may include losing weight, following exercise, eating healthy, quitting smoking and giving up alcohol.
Setting realistic goals and monitoring the progress can help keep up the resolution throughout the year.
Every year, many people make New Year's resolutions, but only a few keep them. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, millions of Americans list goals for self-improvement, but only 8 percent keep them all year long. Some studies have shown that 80 percent of the people give up on those resolutions in a month.
One of the most common resolutions is losing weight. Others include exercise, quitting smoking and alcohol, start a hobby, read books, etc. Even though statistics say resolutions do not yield results, they can still be worthwhile. 'Never pick a New Year's resolution that is bound to fail. Make a resolution you can stick to for good.'
Tips to Follow New Year Resolutions Throughout the Year
It is important to set yourself up for success when you decide to set a New Year's resolution. Having the plan to move forward, setting realistic goals and keeping track of progress are important to bear in mind when heading toward the new year.
Some of the ways that could help keep
New Year's resolutionsare given below
Get adequate rest
Before making a huge change that requires great effort. It is crucial to consider your sleeping patterns before making a change. Never underestimate the power of sleep, especially when the New Year's resolution is related to health. Get adequate sleep before incorporating any changes in your lifestyle. When you are well-rested, you tend to make better decisions, plan better and look at life with a better attitude.
Start small
The exciting part of a New Year's resolution is the beginning when you decide to change. But do not set yourself up for failure in 2017 by taking unrealistic resolutions. Make a wise choice by incorporating small changes. It is better to add a new behavior rather than taking away one. Think about small changes that can lead to achieving your overall goal. It is also important to plan ahead so that you will have the resources to achieve your goal.
Be honest
New Year resolutions are set because we think it could improve our lives in some way. But, it could be successful only when we are honest with ourselves. Be honest with yourself and figure out what is important to make your resolution work.
Monitor your progress
Monitoring your progress will help you make corrections to achieve your goal. You can use your mobile phones for reminders or even send a pre-scheduled e-mail to yourself. Include reminders of why you are working on the goals. Whenever you fail, ask yourself the questions that you want to achieve and confidently answer.
Find support
Getting support from family and friends is beneficial to keep New Year resolutions throughout the year. Change is often difficult when done alone. Make your intentions clear to your family and friends so that they could hold you accountable for your goals. Join a support group to reach your goals such as a gym or 'quitting smoking' group. It is important to have someone to share your struggles while keeping New Year's resolution.
Plan rewards
Whenever you make a small progress towards achieving your goal, you could reward yourself. This could be a great encouragement to keep you going during the hardest days. Start your rewards once a week and later change it to once a month. Rewards help you look forward to something.
New Year resolutions could be anything that could improve health, lifestyle or behavior of a person for good. Most of the people focus on physical health and not mental health.
UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, said that people should focus on mental wellness as well.
"Our thoughts and feelings have a direct impact on our overall well-being. Taking hold of stress can have a lasting impact on mental wellness."
"Daily stresses have a funny way of building up to a point where people can feel overwhelmed. Stressful situations can't always be stopped, but there are ways to manage the feelings of stress." "Monitoring stress levels  is a good habit of making, and taking short mental breaks can be helpful in breaking up the high-tension moments. Carving out a little time for something as simple as a daily walk can also reduce feelings of stress," said Klapow.
Source: Medindia

0 Comments. Share your thoughts also.
Write a comment
Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Mustafizur returns home tomorrow


Sports Reporter :'Wonder Boy' Mustafizur Rahman will return home tomorrow from tomorrow. Mustafizur Rahman had a sorrow start in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. The 'Cutter Master' played for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai in his first match on April 13. Mustafiz bowled 2.4 overs conceding 34 runs ...

Football »

Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of Clasico


Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.The Brazilian is in the midst of a three-game suspension for his red card and subsequent sarcastic applause of the officials in ...

Editorial »

Specter of war threatening world peace


North Korea has warned of preemptive strike against the South as the specter of war threatens the Korea peninsula.. Meanwhile, Talibans killed at least 140 Afghan soldiers on Friday in an ambush on the regime's forces in northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. It is so far the deadliest attack on Afghan ...

Entertainment »

Will never do erotic genre like Hate Story 3 again: Daisy Shah


Actress Daisy Shah played a bold role in the 2015 erotic thriller "Hate Story 3". But she will never get into that genre again as she finds kissing a stranger very awkward.Asked what kind of characters she will never play on screen, she told IANS in an email interaction: "I ...

Entertainment »

I'm still an outsider in Hollywood: Chris Pratt


Chris Pratt is the main lead in two of the biggest Hollywood franchises - Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy - and is one of its highest-earning stars, but the American actor still considers himself an outsider in Hollywood. The actor believes "Hollywood has a tendency to homogenise its ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan, among others, at a rally organised by former students` leaders of Sirajganj district at DRU auditorium demanding release of BNP Vice-Chairman Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku.


International »

Russia tried to use Trump advisers to influence election: Report


AFP, Washington :Rus­sian operatives tried to infiltrate Donald Trump's presidential campaign through his advisers, including foreign policy aide Carter Page, CNN reported on Saturday.CNN said this emerged through FBI intelligence gathering, which triggered an investigation into any possible coordination between Trump campaign operatives and Russian officials.US officials told the news ...

Cricket »

Pacer Taskin becomes Atom Gum brand ambassador


Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Atom Gum, a product of PRAN Confectionery Limited, said a press release.It was announced by Shakhawat Ahamed, head of marketing of PRAN Confectionery Limited at a program held in the city's hotel on Saturday. The Tiger pacer will ...

Cricket »

Shakib new T20 I Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team


Sports Reporter :Shakib Al Hasan has been appointed Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (T20 I) team.Earlier, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket (ODI & T20 I) team declared his retirement from T20 I format. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Saturday that best all-rounder of world cricket ...

Editorial »

Dengue : Now an annual visitor


THE capital is yet again experiencing an early outbreak of dengue and untimely rains may be to blame. Like last year, Aedes mosquitoes, transmitter of the dengue virus, have bred early this year alarming authorities and city dwellers and health officials say there are chances their number would be larger, ...

Entertainment »

Mosharraf, Jui`s Eid play Shob Choritro Kalponik Noi


Entertainment Report :On the occasion of coming Eid, popular celebrity couple Mosharraf Karim and Robena Reza Jui worked together in a special play titled Shob Choritro Kalponik Noi. They also acted in the play like real life characters. Shooting of the play was done recently in the city’s Uttara area. ...

Entertainment »

What Kangana has to say about Azaan controversy


Actress Kangana Ranaut says she has no problems with Azaan but feels what Sonu Nigam said should be respected and discussed.  Sonu Nigam, in a series of tweets, had described the use of loudspeakers to broadcast sermons and calls to prayers by mosques, temples and gurudwaras as hooliganism. When asked ...

City »

Human capacity for achieving SDGs underscored


Right based civil society organizations urged the government to put effective strategies and actions to increase human capacity locally in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They also opined that the human capacity would see a surge once the government strengthens its institutional capacity and provides platforms for ...

International »

Russian FM presses Tillerson over Syria probe


AFP, Moscow :Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.In the call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson which "took place at US initiative," Lavrov raised the probe ...

Editorial »

Over-dependence on Indian electricity supply


ENERGY sector deals signed with Indian companies so far clearly indicate how India has been singularly un-tapping our energy market making us disproportionately dependent on the big neighbour. These contracts as reported by a national daily on Friday including those signed early this month had already handed over the largest ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news