Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions with Peer-Support

Use “Social ReHub” App and invite your friends to keep you on track in 2014

Close to 50% of people celebrate the New Year by making New Year’s resolutions.

It is easier to stick to your New Year’s resolutions when you share them with other people.

Research shows that most people who set New Year resolutions fail. Those who succeeded were the ones who made their goals public and got support from their friends, and those who tracked their achievements on a regular basis.

Peer-support plays a big role in helping you achieve your New Year’s resolutions, whether you decide to quit smoking, lose weight, eat healthy, start a diet, exercise, drink less or wake up early and become more productive and organized.

Now, there’s a new App that helps you stick to your goals by sharing them with your friends, inviting them to catch you each time you get off track. It’s called Social ReHub, and it uses the power of social networking hubs to help you achieve your resolutions.

To keep you even more motivated, each time you fall back into an old habit Social ReHub makes you give money towards a cause selected by your friends.

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On January 2014, invite your friends to keep you accountable.

Get Social ReHub for iPhone the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id650465443

or for Android devices on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.socialrehub

More here: http://socialrehub.com/

 

Happy New Year!

What’s in Habit

A habit is an acquired behavior that has become so automatic that it is difficult to break. You may have “good” habits or “bad” habits. A bad habit is one that has unfavorable consequences for you or others.

Let’s face it, we all have at least one bad habit. Swearing, nail biting, knuckle cracking, gum smacking, and the list goes on.

No matter what your bad habit is, you can control it by being more aware of it. if someone can draw your attention to it whenever you are doing it you might be able to figure out why you are doing it and be able to stop. “Log it,” says Janet L. Wolfe, PhD, a clinical psychologist in New York City. This will help you establish a baseline, she says. “Put down the antecedents, the emotions surrounding the knuckle cracking and what goes through your head when you crack your knuckles,” she says. “This will make your bad habit more conscious.”

The next step is to set up some sort of a “fine”, say 50 cents. This will make you feel that this habit costs you something, and will make you less inclined to repeat it, or at least not that often.

Another way to deal with bad habits that annoy others, is by giving them some sort of compensation. Inviting your coworkers for a pizza could offset the negative effects your bad habits may have caused them, and make them less irritated the next time you swear or bite your nails.