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Readers Respond: Tips On Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

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Updated December 28, 2010

Many of us make New Year's resolutions each year, but not many of us keep them up. The best way to stick with your resolutions is to have realistic expectations and to be organized. What are your resolutions this year and how did you plan for them? If you've made New Year's resolutions in the past and haven't been able to keep up with them, how do you intend to change so that you will be successful this year?

Tip for Weight Loss: Journaling

We overeat usually because there is something "eating us." Journaling is an amazing way to shed light on what is happening inside our hearts and minds. When we express something in writing, we gain clarity into the subconscious reasons that keep spinning over and over, driving us towards compulsive behaviours. Be kind to yourself. Have a "talk" with YOU, on paper. Love yourself enough to start with something like, "My dear (your name), what is up with you today. Tell me everything." And go from there. I have found enormous benefits from doing this, and it's almost a guarantee that I will find answers and inspiration to put a new spring in my step.

A Few Good Ones For Crohnies/IBDers

I like to state mine as if they are already true. Having Crohn's my whole life, I like to include a few about health, diet and stress to go along with general life/career goals. For example: --I eat healthy foods which nourish my body and make me feel great. --I am relaxed, calm and comfortable. --My whole digestive system feels completely peaceful and relaxed. I also remind myself as often as possible as about my resolutions -- first thing in the morning and last thing at night, as well as throughout the day. One thing I've found which has been really helpful is the Seven Wishes Bracelet (see http://www.peaceloveearth.com). It's a bracelet you wear to remind you of all of your goals. It's always on, so I never forget. Good luck and good health!

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