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New Year's Resolutions 2013

AICOCESD NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS 2013 GU 45% Of Americans make New Years Resolutions 8% Are successful in achieving them 25% Of people who make New Year's Resolutions don't even make it past the first week X 47% Set resolutions related to self-improvement or education 38% Set resolutions related to weight 31% 24 34% Set resolutions Set resolutions related to related to relationships money *These numbers reflect data from people who may have made multiple resolutions What prevents us from achieving our resolutions? We overestimate our ability to make good decisions when under pressure. Our resolve weakens when emotion takes over. Even with the best intentions, resisting the candy aisle at the supermarket becomes difficult when we're hungry. It's much easier being virtuous when thinking of the future. People tend to plan a healthy snack for consumption in a week's time, but they select an unhealthy one to eat now. Human willpower is not a constant personality trait and fluctuates throughout the day. If you resist something a number of times, the desire to have it grows stronger. WV Make 2013 Different: Achieve your Resolutions Be Specific People who explicitly make resolutions are 10x more likely to attain their goals than people who don't. Setting specific goals ("I want to save $3 million for retirement in 30 years") increases the likelihood of success than keeping your goals vague. Track your progress using apps like Beeminder and Lift. * A Break It Down Don't let your tough resolutions intimidate you. Break them down into smaller, more manageable steps. Use online to-do apps like Clear, Wunderlist, and Remember The Milk to keep your goals organized and set reminders and due dates for individual tasks. A ) Get Accountable Put your reputation or money on the line. Use a program like Stickk to set incentives or punishments linked to achieving the goals you set for yourself. Follow your new health regimen with Fitocracy to get extra motivation from the site's community groups. O O Sharing Helps Achieving Committing your resolution to paper or screen and sharing it with others increases your sense of responsibility to meet your objectives. Broadcast your intentions over Facebook and Twitter or use an app like RunKeeper to get cheered along your path. f y *) The Power Of Automation Automating important tasks like paying your bills or saving money can be invaluable, because it takes your behavioral biases out of the equation. Betterment customers who take advantage of auto-deposit contribute an average of twice as much to their saving goals than those who rely on willpower alone. Brought to you by The smart investment account that puts you in better control of your money and your life.

New Year's Resolutions 2013

shared by johannascott on Jan 14
Every year, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent are successful in achieving them. It’s easy to make resolutions when we’re at our most virtuous, but it’s an...




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