New Year, New (More Specific) Resolution - (Stacia Naquin)

By: Stacia Naquin
By: Stacia Naquin

My resolution this year is going to be different. Obviously, my goal of "eating healthy" hasn't cut it in the past. So for 2011, I'm ready with a new strategy.


Yes it’s time for the annual New Year’s Resolution. “I vow to get in shape and eat healthier.” Sound familiar? I feel like I “resolve” the same thing every year. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother. If I have to make the same resolution… I’m obviously not sticking with it.
So this year, I’m trying something new. I’m not going with the same ole, same ole. I’m taking the advice of a psychologist we heard from in a recent story on what to do to keep your New Year’s resolutions. The number one advice psychologist Mark Crawford offered was to… Be Specific. So instead of saying “I want to lose weight…,” you give yourself a more specific goal, such as “I want to lose 9 pounds.”
For me, I’m going to get specific with the “eat healthier” part of my typical resolution. To do that, I’m going to resolve to eat something green every day. Now you might be thinking – hey, that’s not much. But for me, the anti-veggie girl, it’s kind of a big deal. I can easily go a week without eating anything that could be considered a vegetable. So resolving to work a veggie in to my day is definitely “eating healthier” and it’s also specific.
Have I had my veggie today? Not yet. But there’s always dinner.
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