Want to know how to keep your New Year's resolutions?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas 398351

Visiting with a stingrayI have been thinking about my New Year's resolutions. Luckily, one of the best books I read this year was The Willpower Instinct, by health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. She created a course called "The Science of Willpower" for Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program. The course was a huge hit and turned into a Psychology Today blog with the same name. I will be re-reading it next week. If you want to achieve your New Year's resolutions, you may want to check out this fascinating book.

One thing I learned this year was that willpower gets used up as the day goes on. You have to refuel your brain before you can continue working, thinking, or making decisions.

And my resolution for 2013? Work smarter; and free up more time to play, exercise, travel, and socialize. I will be putting systems in place to accomplish that goal, with the help of Dr. McGonigal's book.



Here I am on vacation, happily visiting with a stingray

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Robin Rogers, REALTOR, Broker-owner, TRC, MRP, CRS

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Comments (6)

Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Love the photo with the stingray.  You have to have a plan and stick with it.  Good Luck with all your goals and Happy New Year.

Dec 30, 2012 07:18 AM
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City
The best way I have found, without fail, do not make any.
Dec 30, 2012 07:24 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORSĀ®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I am so glad that I stopped by your blog today and heard about this book.  I need something like this because I haven't been meeting some of the goals i want and I know it's my own willpower.  

Happy New Year and thanks for the tip.

Dec 30, 2012 08:18 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

You go Robin very nice post and the book is a great read, puts on on the right track.

Dec 30, 2012 09:51 AM
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

Thank you all for stopping by! Hope you meet and exceed your 2013 goals!

Jan 07, 2013 07:13 AM
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Robin- I am glad I came across this blog because it seems the will power on the diet piece is needed.  Not also to leave out the balance when it comes to work and family.  I am always on the go with appointments and the drive food is not the healthiest out there.  It's pretty bad when the lady at the Taco Cabana knows my name, yikes... says I visit there often.   I will have to look into the book.  Thanks for sharing and best of luck to you in 2013

Jan 15, 2013 01:49 AM