Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Making Behavior Changes That Stick

It's New Year's Resolution time. Did you make one?  
Did you know that the calendar doesn't need to tell you when and when not to make a behavior change in your life? In fact, you can make a change when you decide you would like to. 
However, it is helpful to join the momentum of support this time of year to help us stick to our resolutions. So, let's jump on, eh? 
In order to make a change that lasts, there are several factors that need to be considered. 
First, effective goal setting is key. There are a variety of strategies for choosing a goal that you can actually achieve. I recommend choosing a goal that is specific, not too general, and can be observed and measured. I also like to set up baby steps or objectives that assist us in working towards our goals. 
Another is enlisting a social support network. If you have worked with me before, we probably talked about your social support. During New Year's Resolution time, social support may be more readily available to you and there may be others in your network who are looking to achieve a similar goal. Perhaps this could be a support for you as well. 
If you're interested in learning more, see below for a video about my brand new course Behavior Change Ahead. 
Let's get there together.