It's been a month since your New Year's resolution. Once again, you may feel yourself slipping backwards... maybe losing that resolve to change. We start chastizing ourselves, wondering why we are weak when others are strong. There must be something wrong with us - we have no willpower.
Actually, willpower has little to do with the process of changing. Research shows there is a predictable process we all follow when making a change of any kind. Once we understand the process, we know how to make adjustments along the way.
One proven strategy is to enlist the help of others to support us during the process. This may be a spouse, a friend, a minister, or a coach. Even better, we may have a group supporting us in the process. Group support has helped make Weight Watchers a successful weight loss plan. The downside, however, is that this support has been an external source of motivation and when we stop going to meetings, we often put the weight back on. The best of both worlds is to have group support in addition to a strong behavior-change component. This combination increases extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, which leads to permanent change.
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