Monday, January 5, 2015

How can IMPACT help you make and keep New Year’s Resolutions?

Making resolutions increases the likelihood that you will reach your goals than if you don’t make them, however, less than 10% of the people who make resolutions actually achieve them. What makes IMPACT a successful program for learning and maintaining self-defense skills can also work for making and keeping New Year’s resolutions:
  • Build on your strengths.
  • Engage your whole self—your mind, your feelings, and your body.
  • Start with small steps and gradually increase the challenge. 
  • Build on consecutive successes—start with what you are certain you can do, do it, and then move to another manageable challenge. 
  • Ground your making and keeping resolutions in your own experience. What has worked for you in other areas of your life? How might you build on those experiences in attaining a New Year’s resolution?

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