​​H​abit-Building Tips From An Expert!
Hello friends,

As we all know, big goals are achieved as a result of small steps. With the blank page of a New Year ahead of us, you may be pondering what steps to take to hit your 2021 goals.

Wendy Wood, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California, has some insight on this topic. Wendy has spent three decades studying habits and human behavior.

You’ll be happy to know… It’s not a matter of willpower and self-control. It’s a game of changing our perspective, environments, and the way we reward ourselves. 

Here are a few ways to learn more from Wendy Wood's years of research on how to form a habit:

  • Read this article from an interview with Wendy on The Behavioral Scientist's website.

Let's make 2021 the year we work smarter, not harder.

Happy New Year!
Missy and the Team
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Pandemic-Proof New Year's Resolutions
As we all know, 2020 was anything but predictable. Many of our plans were changed, moved, moved again, and then canceled. None of this has magically altered today, but there is still a way to carve out our own success for the year 2021.

Yup, it’s time for New Years Resolutions. Whether you mark 2021 by setting a Word of the Year, setting new goals or simply patting yourself on the back for surviving 2020, it’s important to mark the new year with some kind of ritual.
Here’s a list of methods that are tried and true. And remember: it’s never too late to begin!

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