30 Days, 30 Ways to (Really!) Turn Your Resolutions into Reality

Experts share their best tips for finally sticking to your New Year's resolutions (31 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Dec 27, 2012 at 2:59PM

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30 Days, 30 Ways to (Really!) Turn Your Resolutions into Reality

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Picture Yourself Carrying Out Your Plan

Walt Disney famously said, “if you can dream it, you can do it,” and the same is true when it comes to bringing your resolution to life, says E.J. Masicampo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest University. “Imagining yourself doing something has a similar effect on the brain as actually doing it. Since keeping resolutions is often about creating new habits, you can get a head start on developing the desired behavior,” says Masicampo.

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