Making New Year's resolutions is a popular tradition, but Peter says many people end up breaking those promises to themselves after just a few weeks. While sticking to a resolution can be tough, Peter says there are ways for you to organize your mind and put a plan in place to make your resolutions a reality.
Whether you want to get fit, lose weight or organize your household, Peter says these tips will help you take on whatever New Year's resolution you choose:
Start with one resolution. If you try to make too many, you may not accomplish any.
Make your resolution very specific. "Don't say 'I want to lose weight'—instead, say 'I want to lose three pounds a month so that I look hot in my new swimsuit come summer,'" Peter says.
Be serious about your resolution. If you don't take your resolution seriously, Peter says it is a waste of time to make one.
Write your resolution down and post it in a visible place. If you see your goal every day, it will be in the forefront of your mind, Peter says.
Enlist the support of friends and family. Bring others in on the resolution so you have a support group to help you accomplish your goals.
Don't let yourself quit. Even if you slip up once or twice, you shouldn't abandon your resolution.
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013