How to Spend 30 Days

Trying to make a big life change? Here’s how to stick with the program.

By Ariane de Bonvoisin from Reader's Digest | August 2009
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  • 1.

    Go on record with a new project...

    relationship, diet, or exercise regimen. Publicly declare that you are ready for the next chapter in your life.


  • 2.

    Create a support team

    You’ll be far more successful than if you go it alone.


  • 3.

    Make an affirmation

    “From this change, good will come.” Post it in your office, kitchen, and car.


  • 4.

    Sweat the small stuff

    Pay bills, return e-mails, clear clutter. Tackling small tasks bolsters self-esteem—when you feel effective, you’re closer to your goal.


  • 5.

    Make it to 30 days

    Once you’ve reached this milestone, you’re as good as gold.