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Become a Goal Setter

Become a Goal Setter

It's resolution season again and what more perfect time than the beginning of a new year for the beginning of a new you? Whether you want to eat healthier, exercise more or spend less, it's important to make sure you have a plan. According to Eastern Illinois University, 90 percent of those who are successful set goals for themselves.

Some secrets to successful goal-setting include being realistic (make sure you aim for something within reach), being specific, setting a timeline and, most importantly, writing down your goals — that way, you're more likely to work toward them. Keep these tips in mind as you read through the rest of this list and you can make 2012 your healthiest, happiest year yet!

By MedHelp Editors. Published January 3, 2012.