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Change your mind about resolutions
by Dr. Lori LaCivita
(NAPSI)—For many people, the start of a new year is a time to reflect on where they are, what they’ve accomplished—and what they still need to do. While nearly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent report being successful in achieving their goals, according to a study by The University of Scranton. There is hope, however, for those who want to turn their good intentions into something they can be proud of, anytime of the year.
Resolving to Succeed
The reality is, change takes time and can be difficult. There are advantages to thinking differently about goal-setting. For example, goals are not meant to be set only on January 1. Instead, make goal-setting a year-round initiative and include weekly, monthly and annual goals as part of the plan.
While explicitly writing down your goals can increase your chances for success tenfold, it’s not an automatic result. Instead, reconsider your approach to goal-setting and keep in mind that perfection isn’t realistic—strive for progress and improvement.
Tips for Successful Goals
Focus your efforts. Determine the outcome you want to achieve and focus your efforts toward that result. Some people come up with 10 goals and become so overwhelmed, they don’t achieve any of them. Concentrate your energy and your goals can come into focus.
Think small. Avoid such grandiose goals as losing 50 pounds. Instead, make short-term goals that lead to long-term goals, such as losing five pounds in three months. If you aim for something small and achievable that encourages you to reach your ultimate goal, the journey will be more manageable and therefore more successful.
Be specific. The more distinct you make your goals, the clearer your path toward achieving them. When writing down goals, include a timeline and how you plan to measure progress. Define what the goal means to you and how it will benefit you.
Take care of yourself. Stop all-or-nothing thinking. Remember, it’s better to do something than to do nothing. When you make any life change, whether it’s going back to school or starting a new job, you need to make sure you’re practicing self-care at the same time.
Stay motivated. It’s not how many times you get knocked down but how many times you get up. Failure is temporary, so don’t beat yourself up. Instead, celebrate milestones of your progress along the way as you reach your goals.
For further facts and tips, go to www.WaldenU.edu/resolutions.
• Dr. LaCivita, industrial and organizational psychologist and director of industrial and organizational psychology programs at Walden University, specializes in helping individuals and organizations unlock their potential, develop a clear vision and establish a path to sustainability
Getting a natural glow
(NAPSI) If you’re like many women, especially young women, you want to know that you can use natural products to give yourself healthy skin with a natural glow.
Fortunately, for the first time in skin care, two of the world’s most powerful traditional medicine ingredients have been joined in a 99.6 percent naturally derived cream.
To provide women with glowing skin and other benefits of natural skin care, Kiehl’s Since 1851 chemists combined New Zealand Manuka honey and Korean red ginseng root to create Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. While cocooning the skin with a comforting and nourishing texture, this breakthrough moisturizer helps it resist hydration loss and aids in recovery from existing skin damage. In a clinical test, skin’s radiance and glow, texture and smoothness improved by about 40 percent.
A New Approach
“As we age, beginning in our 20s, our skin starts to function less optimally. The skin barrier can become weakened and less resistant, and skin renewal slows,” explained Dr. Geoff Genesky, Kiehl’s Head Chemist. “Our focus for this formula wasn’t tackling the typical anti-aging attributes; it was the global look and feel of the skin—a more macro approach that offers our customers the opportunity to have their skin look its healthiest and most vital.”
The way to do that, Dr. Genesky adds, is through natural skin care ingredients long known for their special properties. For example, Manuka honey is valued in medicine for its ability to treat skin and protect it from oxidative damage. Red ginseng root has been used for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine.
How To Find It
The natural skin care product is at Kiehl’s freestanding stores, www.kiehls.com/purevitalitymoisturizer, (800) KIEHLS-2 and specialty retailers.
Eastburg Community Alliance Wants Performers
Eastburg Community Alliance is looking for entertainers to display their talents at the depot during the months of June, July, August and September. They specifically are looking for local artists to volunteer to perform during Music on Mondays at Dansbury Depot. If you or anyone you know, is interested, please email Sonya Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org. They do not pay their performers but do take a collection at each concert for the performer.
Kirkridge Retreat Center
What Matters: A Weekend on Disability, Community and Love: Fialka-Feldman Famil
April 21st - April 23rd
Together It's Possible (TIP) is proud to invite you to our annual retreat. This year we are thrilled to host the entire Fialka-Feldman family as we dream and work toward new possibilities for inclusion in our world. All family members, self-advocates, professionals and welcome to come -- because we all need to be included.
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