Submitted by: Whole Foods Market

5 Tips For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. Write It Down

Writing down your goals and the action items you’ll need to take in order to reach them will help to push you toward success according to the British Journal of Health Psychology. It is helpful to focus on things that you wish to start, stop or change, because this will encourage proactive behavior.

  1. Brag About It

Have an accountability buddy who you can share your experience with. A study from the Dominican University of California shows that people are most likely to achieve their goals when they plan out specific steps and report progress to someone weekly.

  1. Be Realistic

Set achievable goals. If your goal is to do more yoga and you don’t currently do any, set an incremental goal of doing yoga 2-3 times per week. The Journal of Consumer Research says that people are more likely to attain their goals when they give themselves a range as it gives them something to track against and remain accountable to.

  1. It Takes A Village

Surround yourself like others who are like-minded. A study form the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine shows that people are more likely to hit and maintain a goal with the help of three other people. This can be a group of friends who go to work out classes together, or even co-workers who all commit to packing healthy lunches four days a week.

  1. Celebrate Wins

Take time to congratulate yourself on successes, no matter how small. It can be as simple as telling yourself that you feel energized after a day of eating healthy and being active, or encouraging yourself to take a walk on your lunch break. Researchers at the University of Toronto found when people exercise their inner voice, it increases self-control and decreases impulsivity.

About Whole Foods Market®

Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, team member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 87,000 team members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2015, the company had sales of more than $15.4 billion and currently has more than 467 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more company news and information, please visit media.wfm.com.

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