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In the news ... How To Keep Up ..., The
Secret Of Success
Millions venture down a well-traveled path
paved with bold and sometimes hastily conceived New Year's
It is a route covered with promises to
lose weight, stop smoking, cut down on
alcohol, eat a healthier diet and
make new friends. All of these are not necessarily
The study, conducted by Elizabeth Miller, a
UW doctoral candidate in
psychology (1997), and Alan Marlatt,
director of the university's Addictive Behaviors Research
Center, sought to understand the factors that best predict
success in keeping New Year's resolutions. The researchers
focused on health-related resolutions because these types of
pledges are the most common and 60 percent
die from illnesses connected to behavior such as
overeating, lack of exercise and
smoking. In addition, little is known about the process
by which people make successful behavior
"The keys to making a successful resolution
are a person's confidence that he or she can make the behavior
change and the commitment to making that change," says Miller.
In addition, the study indicates that
"resolutions are a process, not a one-time effort that
offer people a chance to create new
habits." Even if people are successful, they need to
follow-up on their behavior over the years, she adds.
To be successful with your own resolutions,
Marlatt, who has studied the subject for more than 20 years,
Have a strong initial commitment to make
Have coping strategies to deal with
problems that will come up
Keep track of your progress. The more
monitoring you do and feedback you get, the better you
Sure-fire ingredients for setting yourself up
for resolution failure, he adds, include:
Not thinking about making resolutions
until the last minute.
Reacting on New Year's Eve and making
your resolutions based on what's bothering you or is on
your mind at that time.
Framing your resolutions as absolutes by
saying, "I will never do X again."
As final words of encouragement to resolution
suggests: "Take credit for success when you achieve a
resolution, but it is a mistake to blame yourself if you fail.
Instead, look at the barriers that were in your way. See how
you can do better the next time and figure out a
better plan to succeed. You do get to try again and
can make behavior changes throughout the year, not only at New
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