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When we tell other people about a commitment to change a habit, we are far more likely to follow through. And while introverts and extroverts have different optimal social set points, we all need to strike a balance between solitude and socializing. Consider what the best balance is for you, and share your goals only as widely as you feel comfortable. A side effect of sharing your goals is that you may find new ways to build relationships. Plus, we know that friendships are directly correlated with happiness, mental health, physical health, even longevity. So, activate your social networks online and off to help you meet your goals for the new year. (Christopher Willard. A Simple Strategy for Halting Old Habits.)

(image description: quote, Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become, by Hal Elrod)

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