Pagoto: Three tips for sticking to those 2013 resolutions

By Bryan Goodchild and Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

January 08, 2013

Launching the new year with an ambitious agenda to eat healthier or lose weight may be a lofty goal, but Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist, has some sage advice for turning resolutions into reality.

“We are now a week into the new year and probably at the point in which some people are starting to wane a little bit in their new year’s resolutions, so I wanted to talk about three ways in which you can try to stick to your new year’s resolutions throughout the year,” Dr. Pagoto said.

Goal setters should:

· Set small goals for each month;

· Turn those small goals into a fun bucket list of interesting activities that support your objective; and,

· Build a support network to join you in your pursuit.

Hear Pagoto’s full advice here: