January 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

This is the time of year when we all are full of good intentions and well meaning plans! Here few little tips to stick with them…

  • Be realistic and precise. Have a tangible goal.
  • Write your goal down, short, medium and long term.
  • One step at a time! Concentrate on your short term goal first.
  • Be positive! Don’t listen to your negative voices that sabotage your plans.
  • Don’t go ‘too hard and too fast’. Regularity for progression is key.
  • Don’t give up! If you do, start again. You have lost a battle not the war.
  • Don’t procrastinate!
  • Make a list of the rewards to inspire you.
  • Find a buddy. You can support each other. You don’t have to have the same plan.
  • Have fun doing it! It doesn’t have to be punishing…
  • Find the right type for you being exercise, diet or hobby.
  • In doubt, talk to an expert. It is okay to get help.

I’m going to learn Italian! I need to know the basics by June… It is a realistic goal. I’ve set aside a weekly time slot for studying and intend to join a beginners conversation class after Easter. Ciao!

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