January Resolutions

Ladybug_6D300This is the time of year people make New Year’s resolutions. Many goals get made repeatedly each year because it’s hard to sustain changes in habits to make progress in things like losing weight. People start off good, but a year is a long time.

If you are trying to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise regularly, or achieve some other goal that eludes you, try making a resolution to do those things for the month of January. It’s a lot easier to do something (or not do something) for a month, than to keep it up for 365 days.

At the end of the month the work you’ve done towards your goal may have almost turned it in to an ingrained habit, making it all the easier to make a resolution for February, an even shorter month.

With two months under your belt, you are well on your way. Happy New Year!

About Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP

I'm an internal medicine physician and have avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when I wrote my first medically oriented computer programs. So yes, that means I'm at least 35-years-old!
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