How to stick to your New Year’s healthcare resolutions

How to stick to your New Year’s healthcare resolutions

It’s that time of the year when we enthusiastically set New Year’s healthcare resolutions which is followed rather quickly by that time of the year when we abandon those same resolutions. How can you make this year the year you finally accomplish your goals? Here are three well-tested tips endorsed by psychologists.

Shatter your goals into pieces

Andrea Bonoir, Ph.D., suggests making goals that span a shorter period of time than an entire year. For example, resolve that this week you’ll exercise three times. Then set another related healthcare goal for the next week. Success this week will fuel your resolve for the next week.

Never say never

Connie Stapleton, Ph.D., advises you not to paint your healthcare into a psychological corner, for example, by taking a vow to never touch a certain food again. Use restraint, but give yourself an occasional break.

Play your success record

Encourage yourself by reminding yourself of how much willpower you’ve already shown in your life says Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D. She recommends writing down your past achievements, both big and small, that demanded willpower. Reminding yourself of what you’ve already done can do much to motivate you toward your current healthcare goal.

Whatever your goals are make sure that one of them is to find the best affordable healthcare coverage possible for you and your loved ones.

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