How to get back on track with your New Year’s resolutions

Broken your resolutions? You’re not alone. Here are tips to help you recommit and meet your goals.

So, how’s it going with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you “cheat” or “fall off the wagon?”

If so, you are not alone. According to U.S. News and World Report, about 80 percent of people fail at their resolutions by the middle of February.

That does not mean, however, that you are a failure.

“One of the beautiful things about being alive in this world is that every minute, hour and day brings the possibility to start over,” said Seattle life coach Lisa Levine, of Audacious Health and Wellness.

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Why did you want to make changes in the first place? Reexamine your motives and your goals.

If they are still valid and legitimate changes you want to make, then look at what went wrong.

Setbacks can be an important part of the change process, according to Carl Sheperis, the program dean for the College of Social Sciences at University of Phoenix.

“If you look at a setback as part of a learning process, then you can examine what went wrong and come up with some beneficial changes that will help you be successful on the next attempt,” Sheperis said. “If you look at a setback as failure, then you are reinforcing a negative thought process and will likely lose your motivation to change.”

Ask yourself what happened and what you were thinking when you…

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