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Be Resolute About Your Resolutions!

Lose weight and get fit!

De-stress.

Eat healthier and diet.

Get out of debt and save money!

Quit smoking.

According to Time, these are five of the top 10 most commonly broken New Year’s resolutions.

Soooooooo…have you complied your list of New Year’s resolutions yet?

Before you do, allow yours truly to avail you of some pertinent, rather “innerestin’” facts!

Fifty percent of all Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution. But here’s the Big Q (question): how many of us actually make it past the finish line?

Psychologist and researcher Richard Wiseman tracked the success of 3,000 individuals’ New Year’s resolutions. And, what did he find?

That only a mere 12 percent of them managed to achieve what they had set out to do.

Hmm, just WHY is that?

Well, according to author Ray B. Williams, “Timothy Pychyl, a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Canada, says that resolutions are a form of ‘cultural procrastination’, an effort to reinvent oneself. People make resolutions as a way of motivating themselves, he says. Pychyl argues that people aren’t ready to change their habits, particularly bad habits, and that accounts for the high failure rate.”

Williams adds, “Another reason, says Dr. Avya Sharma of the Canadian Obesity Network, is that people set unrealistic goals and expectations in their resolutions.”

This striking failure rate can also be anatomical. According to author Leo Widrich, willpower is required if we are to adhere to our resolutions. “Your brain cells that operate willpower are located in the prefrontal cortex, which is the area right behind your forehead. That particular area of the brain is also responsible for staying focused, handling short-term memory and solving abstract tasks for example.”

Hence, when you make a New Year’s resolution, an enormous degree of willpower is required. “It’s an amount that your brain simply can’t handle,” Widrich explains. He adds that the prefrontal cortex that handles will power is “like a muscle that needs to be trained.”

So then: just how you stick to your resolution(s)? Widrich reveals how.

  • Pick only one resolution. “As Stanford’s (University) Prof. (Baba) Shiv explained with his ‘cognitive overload’ experiment, sticking to more than one New Year’s Resolution is near impossible for your brain to handle. Instead…pick the one thing that’s most important for you. Then, let go of everything else.”

  • Take baby steps—make it a tiny habit. “Now that you’ve picked one resolution, make sure to break it down as far as you can, to the simplest task possible.”

  • Hold yourself accountable for what you want to change: tell others or write it down. “The people around you can have a significant impact on your behavior. So if you tell some of your friends and family about the new tiny habit you’ve created, you are much more likely to stick to it.” Widrich adds, “Another hint here is that writing it down not only makes you more likely to succeed with your new habit and on top of that, increases your overall happiness.”

  • Focus on the carrot, not the stick—positive feedback and rewards increase your chance of success. “A powerful study from the University of Chicago outlines how clearly positive feedback on any of your new habits will increase the likelihood of your success with your new habits and resolutions.” Adds Widrich, “Treating yourself to an unhealthy snack after a few days of successful diet habit changes is more than appropriate if you really want to make it through the other end.”

Now that you’re locked, loaded and ready, make that resolution—or resolutions!

And stick to it—or them!

Happy New Year 2019

As This Shiny New Year Unfolds…

Yowza!  As 2019 unfolds, Wyattevans.com will be Bigger, Badder and Bolder!

      First, let me thank each and every one of you for making Wyattevans.com the go-to-it online destination for news, views, features, and entertainment for the LGBTQ Community and its Allies!  More than 100 countries visit my online home regularly.  I’m proud and overjoyed! 

     In 2018, Wyattevans.com published thought-provoking articles and provocative features on relationships, HIV, depression, romance, and other critical issues that acutely impact the LGBTQ Community and its Allies.  Of course, this will be a continuing staple and hallmark for the New Year. 

     And let me assure you that my ongoing series of exclusives on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A)–known as domestic violence and abuse within the LGBTQ Community–will be a centerpiece of Wyattevans.com for 2019  

     Sadly and unfortunately, IPV/A is that “elephant in the room,” which means that way too often, this despicable, demoralizing and (at times) life-threatening cycle of behavior is “swept under the rug.”  Therefore, IPV/A isn’t addressed—which results in its perpetuation.

     In this shiny new year, you followers will read even more informative, riveting and inspiring personal stories of IPV/A victims and survivors–as well as continuing news and data on this critical societal issue.  These articles and features will also be syndicated in other publications, including the Huffington Post and WeSurviveAbuse.com, created by Tonya GJ Prince, a leading Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) Advocate, Specialist, Speaker…and Survivor.

     To bolster and spread the message, I’ll be conducting IPV/A seminars and workshops around the country.  My mission is to never stop shining a bright light on this insidious societal ill.       

    And do you know what I’m really jazzed about for 2019?  The relaunch of my radio show!  Due to popular demand, I return to the airwaves this Spring.

     With the working title, “Raw N Real with Wyatt O’Brian Evans,” the program will be uncut and uncensored, presenting diverse points of view.  Probing, insightful, cutting-edge and absorbing, the show will explore and dissect those issues that uniquely impact the LGBTQ Community and its Allies. And guess what?  Ms. Cuntish Cumshot, “Drag Queen Supreme,” returns to mix it up!  Freakin’ YOWZA.

     As well, I’m currently penning two works:  The next installment in the “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart” series of novels, and a novella that’s somewhat of a departure from what you’re used to from me.  It’s challenging…and exhilarating!  And that’s as it should be (LOL). 

     Before I sign off, I must give one helluva Shout-Out and Thank You! to the so on-point Guest Columnists forWyattevans.com!  These include LaToya Hankins and R.L. Norman.  I’m fortunate that they continue to share their dynamic voices, their wealth of experience, and their unique perspectives with you readers.  And, Wyattevans.com will be adding more of these distinctive voices to the melting pot.

     So, there you have it!  My 2019 is gonna be Bigger, Badder and Bolder!  And Y’all are gonna be the beneficiaries.

     And now…what about your New Year?

     Just Seize The Freakin’ Year!!!

Welcome, 2017!

     I want to wish each and every one of you a fulfilling, joyous and prosperous New Year!  Now, let’s make 2017 a meaningful and rewarding adventure.

     2016 was another banner and stellar year for me, and I thank God and Jesus Christ for the continued blessings.  I’m truly humbled.

     I’m elated that through WYATTEVANS.COM, I continue to reach and touch more and more of you in substantive, engaging, informative and entertaining ways!  I’m proud to say that LGBTQ folk and their Allies from all walks of life in over NINETY Countries visit my on line home.

     And speaking of WYATTEVANS.COM, my Community of Guest Columnists— LaToya Hankins, R. L. Norman, Buster Sly and Carlton Smith—continue to deliver their timely, progressive, thought-provoking and unique insights and POV’s on issues that impact LGBTQ individuals and their Allies.  I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their amazing creativity and efforts!  And later in 2017, I’ll add more Columnists to the roster.

     This year, I’m embarking on an exciting, critical and much-needed project:  I’ve been selected as Special Consultant for ViiV Healthcare’s “Positive Affirmations—ACCELERATE!” Initiative.  The project is a bold community engagement effort targeted to Black MSMs (men who have sex with men) who reside in and around Baltimore, Maryland.  To learn more about The Initiative, visit:  wyattevans.com/its-all-about-positive-affirmations/

     And, “Good Golly, Ms. Molly!”  On January 12, 5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, I’m back on the airwaves!  My new radio program, entitled “WYATT’S MAN CAVE,” is produced by the highly-regarded and popular LesBe Real Media.  My new show  explores and tackles men’s relationship and wellness issues.  HOT guests come into my Domain.  “WYATT’S MAN CAVE” is provocative, raw…and real!  To get the scoop, visit: wyattevans.com/enter-wyatts-man-cave/

     As you know, the exhilarating, decidedly DEE-LI-CIOUS and explosive brand new installment in my “NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART”series of novels has just been released!  Entitled “FRENZY!”, it’s a real roller coaster ride–and is continuing to receive rave reviews!  My national “FRENZY! Book Tour–2017” rolls on through the New Year—along with my Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) seminars and workshops.  For the 411, visit: wyattevans.com/nothing-can-tear-us-about-frenzy-book/

     Along with all THAT, I’m finalizing some kick-ass projects that I’m not allowed to speak about right now!  But when I can, you’ll be the first to know.  (LOL) Stay tuned, ‘cause they are gonna freakin’ blow your collective mind!

     I wholeheartedly plan to make 2017 my absolute B-E-S-T!  Make sure you do the same.

      And have BIG FUN doin’ it!!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2015

I want to wish each and every one of you a safe, prosperous and joyous New Year! 2014 has been a banner and stellar year for me…and I thank God and Jesus Christ for all the blessings.

I’m so glad that through Wyattevans.com, I’ve been able to reach more and more of you–and touch you in substantive, entertaining, and meaningful ways! My goal is to do more of that in 2015.

And speaking of the New Year, I’ve already got a lot planned, including: a combined “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart–RAGE!” and motivational speaking tour; a new book, a self-help guide for the Gay/SGL (same gender loving) Man; the much-anticipated return of The Wyatt O’Brian Evans Show! Stay tuned…

So, make 2015 your absolute BEST!!! And, have Big Fun doing it!