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I disagree with @MÃ¥rten about current-you ordering future-you into action. It takes more than just discipline to do that, and for many people it's a bad idea. (Maybe future-you knows better than current-you what turns out to be realistic.) But if you're certain that, no, future-you is being a lazy, impetuous ass and watching Netflix and impulse-purchasing ...


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There are already lots of good answers here. Let me add two more aspects: Make it easy to follow through on your resolutions - and make it hard not to. You only have a limited amount of willpower, so use it sparingly by preparing your environment. If you resolve to eat less unhealthy snacks and more healthy food, then clean out your pantry. Don't have ...


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This is not uncommon. Look at all those people who make New Year resolutions to go to the gym, eat healthily etc. Try some of the following: Write down the resolutions you wish to keep Keep score of when you do well and poorly Reward yourself for doing well, eg every week you stick to plan you add to a reward fund for the end of the month Tell friends how ...


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The problem is that you think your current you can order your future you into action. This is not possible. You're the same current I in the weekends as in the weekdays. What you can do is to adapt your future situation so that it's more likely that you take the right action. For example, if you don't want yourself to eat crap in the weekends, make sure ...



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