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About to make your annual resolutions for self-improvement in the New Year?

Whether you are planning the lose weight, save for a trip or find a new job, don’t find yourself slipping in your resolve. Set yourself up to win!

“This year can be different if you approach your resolutions the right way,” explains Dr. Daniela White, board-certified psychiatrist.

self-improvement:(= improving yourself)
slip:疏忽、錯誤
resolve:決心、下決心做…
certified:被證明的、公認的
psychiatrist:精神科醫師、精神病學家

1.Set up one goal with a well-defined, measurable outcome (i.e., losing 10 pounds).

2.Determine the period over which you want to achieve that goal, making it a reasonable expectation. (For example, to lose 10 pounds, remember that the healthy way to do that is to trim off 1 pound per week. It will take a minimum of 10 weeks to achieve the goal.)

3.Give your desired outcome details, including dreaming about how others will perceive you (i.e., visualize the lighter-weight you now fitting into a certain outfit: How will you look? How will you feel? How will people react when seeing you?)

outcome:結果、成果
determine:決定
reasonable:合理的
trim off:修剪排掉、修邊、減重
trim:修剪
minimum:最小量、至少、最小值
perceive:察覺、感知
visualize:想像、使形象化


文法:
to …, remember that … = in order to …, remember that …
(為了…要記得做…)

特別補充:
resolution
:決定、決心、立志、(新年)新希望
maximum:最大量、最大值
room and board:提供吃住
boarding student:住宿學校學生
aboveboard:光明正大的
chairman of the board:董事長

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