Realistic resolutions

Did you start with an ambitious New Year’s resolution and already give up? ABC News’ Will Ganss talked with financial expert Vera Gibbons about how to get back on track.
2:16 | 01/24/20

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New year new you. To maybe not. Study showed that 80% of people with big New Year's resolutions let's give it up but this week of February and most people don't even make it that part. January 9. Fiscal quit and stay because that's the dark day that most of us and it's now unless bureau Gibbons has something to say about this starts. Here we big hopes this year I'm gonna lose a lot of way and then found OK and it's about drinking. Their resolutions are just too grandiose air waves and developed tasty they're not Smart they're not specific measurable attainable realistic. More timely solo home run up by the again I would and they've survived goals by revelations this new year are Smart what does it. That the court does specific measurable attainable realistic and timely. Some aren't. So instead of trying something for a whole year Deere says there's a magic number to consider when making a Smart resolution. When he won gains Moneyline days that is the timetable Y 21 days. 21 days is the amount of time that something actually turns into the today happens it becomes a lot easier after those first 21 days another tip. And make those goals visible if your goal is to stop smoking for example. Navy coast stop smoking signs around your house and Beers says you don't have to you and you shouldn't. Go it alone you can get the support lets people and from their friends and family members. But they're also these great support if I'm lying face to grant I'm fine like minded individual figures here common goal we had. Yeah. Having a bad day challenge now Marcy how they get here I think is really important again comfort and support systems on up in order to maintain. And finally let's be real so what if de seventeenth in towards when he Wednesday commitment. We go to a birthday party we have the cheesecake we during the Y. We might slip up a little bit is that the time to throw in the towel do not throw in the towel don't throw in the towel just because you. Slipped a little bit just get right back on track don't be yourself up pick up the pieces. Tomorrow's new day we'll again CDC news New York.

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