It's one week into the New Year, so how are those 2014 resolutions coming along? If your motivation is starting to slip, don't stress. As the panelists on last night's installment of Stanford Medicine X Live discussed there are a number of opportunities to get back on track, now and throughout the year.
The live Google Hangout and Twitter chat explored the topic of health-care resolutions and brought together a diverse group that included: Jason Albrecht, pediatric palliative care coordinator for the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital; Kyra Bobinet, MD, an engagement behavior designer in the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab; Lawrence Chu, MD, executive director of Stanford Medicine X; Joyce Lee, a pediatrician and associate professor at the University of Michigan; Jerry Matczak, a community manager at Eli Lilly Clinical Open Innovation and ePatients Alan Brewington and Britt Johnson. The discussion was moderated by ePatient Sarah Kucharski.
In the archived video above, panelists address questions on topics ranging from taking a thematic approach to making resolutions, replacing Jan. 1 pledges with ongoing life goals, using other occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, a medical check-up) during the year to renew resolutions and harnessing social media tools, such as Twitter, to provide support and accountability. One particularly interesting recommendations was to infuse the principles of design thinking into the New Year's resolution process and accept that, while you may encounter setbacks, in the end you'll ultimately make progress towards your goal.
Previously: Mindful eating tips for the desk-bound, Ask Stanford Med: Answers to your questions about willpower and tools to reach our goals and Stanford health psychologist offers tips for increasing your willpower