Psychologists say keeping resolutions is all about attitude

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - We're only three days into the new year, but if you're already thinking about ditching you're resolutions, you're not alone.

Whether your goal is to quit smoking, get in shape or save money, experts say the best way to stick to your resolution is to focus on one thing at time.

Be prepared for lots of hard work, and most of all, stay positive.

"I can be exercising in a class and think to myself: look at what I can't do! Look at how hard this is!" said clinical social worker Marie Guay. "How's that going to make me feel? Or I can say: you know, I did this knee left ten times this time. I remember when I could only do it five. How's that going to make you feel."

Psychologists say people abandon their resolutions because they find their dreams require a lot of work.

Guay says oftentimes, people faulter because they aren't prepared for the work.

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