In the Media – 8 New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Actually Stick to (Women’sHealth)

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by Alison Goldman for

January 1, 2014

Journalist Alison Goldman, a writer at provides advice on how to make New Year’s resolutions you can actually stick to. As part of the article, she interviewed The Friendship Doctor. She wrote:

“More than six in 10 of the people who made resolutions last year say they don’t think they were successful, according to a new Noom Wellness Intelligence Report that surveyed more than 11,000 people. Still: A whopping 90 percent are going to set a resolution for 2014, per the survey. Want to make yourself promises you can actually keep? Here’s how… 

Ditch this resolution: “I’m going to be a better person and help others.”
Make a commitment to a particular organization, and you’ll, in turn, be making a stronger and easier-to-uphold commitment to yourself, says Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., a psychologist and friendship expert.

Make this resolution: “I’m going to volunteer five hours a week at the local soup kitchen.”
First, research organizations with goals that hit your soft spot, then vet the org—use and speak to other people who work there, suggests Levine. If all looks good, find out what kind of help they need, and make sure that matches up with your skill set and how much time you can contribute.

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