Thursday, February 16, 2012

Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions, Plus a Master Lock Giveaway Bonus Entry!

Previously, I shared with you how Master Lock is participating in National Random Acts of Kindness Week. They’ll be handing out free locks and inspirational notes in six different areas of the country! But in addition to being kind to others this week, don’t forget to be kind to yourself! You may have committed to a New Year’s resolution at the beginning of the year with the goal of improving some aspect of your health or life. So, how is that going? Not so good? If that’s the case, you’ll want to check out these tips from Master Lock to help make your New Year’s resolutions permanent habits:

• Write It Down … and Share It. Simply thinking through your resolutions and storing them mentally isn’t going to ensure you stay committed. Having a list of goals in your organizer, smart phone, or social media profile that you can easily access and share will reinforce your promise to yourself and spur encouragement from your followers and friends.

• Get the Right Gear. Whether your goals revolve around getting back in the gym or being more organized at home, having the right products to help you succeed is a must. For organization, the 7148D document storage box can help keep important documents safely filed away. To securely organize your digital life, register for a free account at masterlockvault.com to safely store your user names, passwords and other confidential data for easy access anytime, anywhere. Getting good shoes, proper work-out wear, and a new gym lock such as the 1534D password lock will help reinvigorate your enthusiasm to exercise.

• Do It for a Month. In order for a new behavior to become a habit, you must stick to it for at least thirty days. Setting this small goal will make achieving your overall resolution more realistic. Plus, you can be encouraged when you’ve reached the one-month mark and assess your progress.

• Keep a Journal. Commit to writing one to two sentences about your progress toward your goals each day. Keeping a written record of how you’re doing will keep your resolution top of mind and motivate you to continue to make changes.

• One Step at a Time. Don’t set too many goals and then try tackling them all at once. Make one goal your priority and focus on changing your habits to achieve it. Once you’ve mastered it, set your sights on two additional goals, giving yourself realistic timelines to achieve them and go from there.

BONUS ENTRY: Each day this week, I’ll be adding a bonus entry to the Master Lock Giveaway I’m hosting! Today’s bonus entry asks the question: How are you doing in keeping your New Year’s resolution? CLICK HERE to go to the Master Lock Giveaway and get your bonus entry!

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