Professor Richard Wiseman is a man who writings I always follow with much interest and attention. A few weeks before Christmas, Richard conducted a special study, in conjunction with Change4Life, whereby he monitored a group of people to study the affects of willpower, as opposed to other techniques.
As part of the results of this study, Professor Wiseman has devised a great 10-step guide on how you can best achieve your New Year Resolutions. Here is a small taster:
1) Make only one resolution – Many people make the mistake of trying to achieve too much. The chances of success are greater when people channel their energy into changing just one aspect of their behaviour at a time.
2) Plan ahead – Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to think about your resolution. Last minute decisions tend to be based on what is on your mind at that time. Instead, take some time out a few days before and reflect upon what you really want to achieve.
3) Avoid previous resolutions – Deciding to re-visit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment. Choose something new, or approach an old problem in a new way. For example, instead of trying to lose 2 stone in weight, try exercising more.
To read all ten tips, visit Richard’s 59 Seconds blog here –