Dr. Sanjay Jain Looks at New Ways to Complete New Year’s Resolutions

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Dr. Jain offers advice on new ways to ensure New Year’s Resolutions are completed based on his Integrative Decision Making approach.

New Year’s Resolutions are synonymous with failed dreams and wasted money on gym memberships. It seems that late in December there is typically a strong focus on resolutions, but after that they have largely been ignored. Dr. Sanjay Jain has developed an Integrative Decision Making approach that will be launched in his book Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision Making for a Balanced Life next month. Here are a few ways to use the approach when setting and accomplishing New Year’s Resolutions.

1.)    Set Lifestyle Changes, Not Short Term Goals: Everything in life comes down to the ROI or Return on Investment. Ultimately all types of health including physical, mental, spiritual, and economic are interrelated and impact your overall well-being. All resolutions should be set with the mindset of continuing them beyond just a few months, but be a complete change in your life.

2.)    Set follow-up goals: Weight loss is a common New Year’s Resolution, but many forget to set a specific goal and also do not create follow-up goals. Creating follow-up goals will lead the resolution to become a lifestyle change rather than a goal that’s quickly forgotten.

3.)    Partner Up: Lifestyle changes are much more achievable when the change involves friends and family. A husband and wife working together on a resolution will create accountability leading to a higher rate of success.

4.)    Do Not Ignore Current Healthy Habits: To live optimally, all decisions made in life need to be made in congruence. Many resolutions are focused on intently, but other portions of life are put to the side. Life changes made at the beginning of the year need to replace poor habits and new poor habits cannot be introduced due to a lack of focus.

“Start the new year off with a KISS. Keep it simple and specific and you will achieve your goals.” – Sanjay Jain

About Dr. Sanjay Jain:
Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA is an accomplished medical doctor, health expert, life coach, inspirational keynote speaker, and author who has dedicated his life to helping people find their purpose by achieving a meaningful life that they deeply cherish.

Sanjay Jain is a US trained, board certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience. He holds certifications in Diagnostic Radiology, Integrative Medicine, and Healthcare Quality and Management. He is a graduate from the accelerated BS/MD program at The Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has diversified experience in the private practice, academic, and integrated multispecialty settings.

He was a former assistant professor at The Ohio State University where he also obtained his MBA at the Fisher School of Business. The combination of which has given him a unique voice and understanding of the many issues we face today in a real and practical sense.

Follow Sanjay on Twitter at @sanjayjainmd and visit his website at http://www.sanjayjainmd.com. His new book, Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision Making for a Balanced Life (Greenleaf), will be available in Feb 2014.

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