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Checking in With Your New Year's Resolution

September 1, 20159 min
Why do New Year's Resolutions often fail?Research suggests that by eight months after New Year's Day, over half of you who made New Year's resolutions have either lost momentum, or have completely given up. In fact, research says that only eight percent of you will reach your goal.Why is that?Usually the most common resolutions are to quit smoking, lose weight, and get into a fitness routine. But, these are some of the most difficult resolutions to follow. The reason is because you have to make significant lifestyle modifications that you may not be ready for. Some also set unrealistic goals or take on too much at once.If you've lost sight of your resolution, you don't need to wait until January 1 to start all over again.Why not give yourself a second chance on your New Year's Resolution?Brian Parr, PhD, shares why you don't need to wait until January for a second chance at your New Year's resolution.

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