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60. Mark's New Year Resolution
"This year is going to be different." This
what Mark told himself every year. Every year
made the same resolution. He always said that
would start exercising more and eating less. Every
he failed to keep his resolution. However, this
Mark knew it was going to be different
he decided to make changes to his resolution.
learned that he should be more specific in
goal. This way he can be more focused
know exactly where to begin.
Losing weight and
more were extremely general. Without a guided path,
was less likely to reach his resolution. This
he decided to write down that he would
at least one mile every day. It was
realistic goal for Mark. He also said that
would eat at least five fruits a week.
was also realistic since Mark used to eat
fruits per week at most. As the weeks
on, Mark found it easier to keep his
. Since he knew what he had to do,
was much easier. In the past he would
once in a while, and eat a diet
sometimes. He did not have a plan on
he was going to do.
Now he did
well that he increased his goal. He decided
do two miles per day and eat seven
per week. He felt great about the change
was making; he felt happier and healthier. He
thought about other things he could do to
his health. This resolution inspired him to sleep
and also drink more water.