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How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Instead of setting yourself up to fail, learn how to set realistic and attainable goals.
Air Date: 1/8/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Erica Kosal, PhD
Dr Erica Kosal Dr. Erica Kosal is the blogger of Traveling Troubled Times, where she writes about her experiences and the strength of focusing on the good that can come from any situation. She is also the founder of Bounce to Resilience, designed to provide information and help to people experiencing extreme stress and adversity. Erica is also a public speaker on Lyme disease and hope, inspiring people to take control of their own situation by adopting resilient strategies.

Erica's new book, When Miracles Aren't Enough: The Lessons Tragedy Taught Me, was just released in December. Her first book, Miracles for Daddy: A Family's Inspirational Fight against a Modern Medical Goliath, received much praise. Both books remind us that there is real power in the human spirit.

Having been featured in such various media outlets as Fox and Friends, ABC News, and Inspire Me Today, Erica connects with a variety of audiences. The theme throughout all her writings is belief and empowerment. Dr. Kosal provides simple, but meaningful suggestions to improve attitudes, resilience, interpersonal relationships, and helps people move down the road of their own choosing.
  • Book Title: When Miracles Aren’t Enough: The Lessons Tragedy Taught Me
How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick
It can be daunting when your list of New Year's resolutions is as long as your list of things you need to get done in a day.

In addition to the post-holiday slump, failing to keep your resolutions past February, March, or even late January may increase your anxiety.

When your holiday decorations are packed up and stored away, the frustration of an unused gym membership or other reminders of failed resolutions can make the later winter months feel hopeless.

However, it's important to remember that the New Year isn't meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes. It is a time for people to reflect on their past year's behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes.

Listen in as Erica Kosal, PhD, shares tips on how you can stick to your resolutions.

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