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HHS HealthBeat (January 31, 2013)

Resolution reset time

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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.

Good intentions alone take people only so far, and for many people, the end is here for the resolutions they started for the new year. But it doesn’t have to be the end of progress. At HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, Chief Medical Officer George Askew says it may only be time to take stock of what went wrong, and then to reset your goals:

“It’s perfectly fine to do a reset. There’s nothing special about January first for setting resolutions and deciding for yourself that you need to make some changes in your life.”

Askew says people tend to dream big about what they can accomplish. And he says that, if the big dreams don’t work out, scale back to what you reasonably think you can do, work on that, and pick up again when you fall short.

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HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.

Last revised: March 20, 2013