In an attempt to welcome the coming year, traditional resolutions are being put into place.
For whatever reason Jan. 1 is marked not only as a new beginning for the year, but also as a new beginning for habit.
With the turn of the calendar many individuals attempt to laden their guilt from the holidays. The "extras" of gifts and sweets that so many indulge in are countered by budget cuts and extreme dieting.
As nearly everyone has experienced, however, their newfound resolution never seems to last very long.
Habits aren't made or broken easily " with any attempt to change a behavioral pattern hard work and determination are key to success.
I may be preaching to the choir, or even need to reiterate this to myself come mid-February.
However, no matter what your resolution may be for 2011, it's important to keep things in perspective.
Slipping a few times doesn't mean you've failed. Get up and keep trying.
Experts suggest creating a support system for when you feel like giving in or giving up. This could be anything from taking a bath to reading a book or to calling a friend. Just knowing you have a plan for when that weak moment hits will help you in the long run.
Good luck to all and happy New Year!