Turn “Res-Illusions” into Real-Solutions: The Secret to Making Your 2016 Resolutions Stick

A new year can stir all kinds of hopes and dreams for self improvement from skincare sleep habits and exercise to career changes and financial planning However according to a 2015 University of Scranton study published in the em Journal of Clinical Psychology em only 8 percent of people who make New Year s resolutions are actually successful in keeping them But what if we could stay motivated month after month by setting the right kind of goals and increasing our chances for success Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal suggests that New Year s resolutions that connect with the ideal self are most effective When people resolve to change she says they immediately feel more confident in control and hopeful they even feel stronger The best resolutions contain a big why such as improving your health or appearance reconnecting with a personal passion strengthening a relationship increasing wealth developing yourself personally or professionally or giving back to others If the why is clear your goals can be small and still lead to big changes in the long term In his best selling book em The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business em author Charles Duhigg shares insights from neurologists psychologists and other scientists on the best strategies for making new habits stick Here are a few of his step by step tips to help support your goals for 2016 img class aligncenter size full wp image 5553 src http dermrf com wp content uploads 2016 01 INSIDE LOOK png alt INSIDE LOOK width 730 height 680 ul li strong Know your habit loop strong Start by examining the time of day emotional state or other environmental triggers that contribute to the habit you want to change then modify the environment to encourage good habits For instance if you tend to avoid washing off your makeup before your head hits the pillow keep a box of a href https www rodanandfields com Shop Product AAEY030 target blank REDEFINE Eye Cloths a with anti aging peptides next to your bed as a reminder to cleanse your skin before bed li ul ul li strong Experiment with rewards strong Choose a reward that helps your brain connect the new behavior or routine with the reward For instance allow yourself to binge watch your favorite TV series while exercising in the living room Soon you ll begin to crave the reward when you practice the habit With time the habit will become the reward li ul ul li strong Anticipate temptations strong Changing habits takes effort If you re inclined to skip the sunscreen when you re feeling rushed save time with a 3 in 1 moisturizer featuring sun protection and anti aging benefits like a href https www rodanandfields com Shop Product AATT030 target blank REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 a and keep it on your bathroom vanity by your toothbrush not hidden in the cabinet so you re more likely to apply it every day li ul ul li strong Have a plan and write it down strong Visual reminders can be great motivators Start your skincare journey with a before photo to compare to your after shot in six months or a year from now li ul Decide today how your New Year looks and choose a goal that you can start seeing results with this month Maybe your resolution is to achieve a firmer looking neckline in 2016 If so make small daily changes like using the a href https www rodanandfields com Shop Product AAAPS01 target blank AMP MD Micro Exfoliating Roller a every day with a href https www rodanandfields com Shop REDEFINE target blank REDEFINE Regimen a for firmer looking skin Small changes like this can help you stick to your daily skincare Regimen We each have the power to transform our lives with positive change Make 2016 the year that you Decide Today How Tomorrow Looks Wishing you the best on your journey to great skin this year Sincerely Your Derm RF Support Team

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