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 Journal of Clinical Psychology, 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, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, 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:
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 AMP MD™ Micro-Exfoliating Roller every day with REDEFINE Regimen 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.
Your Derm RF Support Team
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