Starting a New Year - Try This Instead of Resolutions

At the start of each new year we can feel pressure to come up with some life-changing set of resolutions. However, for most of us this once-a-year activity only creates stress and doesn't result in any measurable action and change. We just end up feeling like we failed which of course makes us less likely to perform well on other tasks. After while we start to think, "What's the point of even going through this annual resolution process?" Well, you're not alone.

Now for the good news. There is a way to make real change and it doesn't have to happen just at the start of each calendar year. Here are some specific techniques to help achieve goals and feel less stress in the process.