Plan ahead to make resolutions succeed

By Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
Updated December 31 2015 - 8:10am, first published 8:06am
GOOD INTENTIONS: If giving up smoking is one of your New Year's resolutions, make sure you plan ahead to give it the best chance of success.
GOOD INTENTIONS: If giving up smoking is one of your New Year's resolutions, make sure you plan ahead to give it the best chance of success.

A New Year – a “clean slate”. This is the magical belief underpinning our New Year’s resolutions. We make resolutions to stop smoking, to drink less alcohol, to lose weight, to get fit, to spend more time focussing on the ‘big picture”, to commit to a relationship or many other promises to change our behaviour in some way beginning with great gusto in early January.

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