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Richard Wiseman, author of the excellent 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute, compiled research on resolutions. What were the main takeaways?

  • Just pick one resolution. More than that is too hard.
  • Break the goal into steps. Have a plan.
  • Reward yourself for progress.
  • Realize you may screw up. Keep at it.

How do you break bad habits?

  • Here's a quick explanation of how triggers and replacing habits works, by Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit.

Any other tips?

Write your resolution down:

Writing about goals makes you happier and makes you more likely to follow through with them.

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