Change your behaviour
In order to break a bad habit such as smoking, or take up a beneficial one like going to the gym, we need to consider how we can change our behaviour. Most people are often highly motivated to make positive changes, but they need to be aware of the behaviours they need to change or introduce to produce the desired outcomeDr Martin Hagger, social and health psychology expert
Have you got an implementation plan?
Make an implementation plan and stick to it. Think about what you need to do to achieve each resolution and write a step-by-step plan to follow. For example, 'I will set my alarm one hour early so I can go to the gym before work', or 'every day I will smoke one less cigarette'. Put this plan somewhere where you will see it every dayDr Martin Hagger, social and health psychology expert
Remember your rewards
If you stick to your diet for a week, reward yourself by going shopping for an item of clothing you want. It's important that you keep your eye on the goal, but enjoy the process of getting there, tooDr Martin Hagger, social and health psychology expert
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