How to Stick to that Good Ol’ New Year’s Resolution…
It may be called a New Year’s resolution but there really is no bad time to start changing your habits for the better, and if the new year serves as a motivation for you this is (clearly) a great time to wrangle in that determination, harness it, and plan for a successful year.
Ideally, you want to set goals and make resolutions you can stick with all year around. As many people do not make this kind of commitment (despite their best intentions), there tends to be a lot of exercise equipment being listed on Craigslist come summer time. Set goals that are achievable, reasonable, and can be a priority in your life.
Where to Start Your Resolve
Take pen to paper and really think about what you’d like to change. Write it all down no matter how silly or dumb it may sound. Your list is just for you so there is no wrong way to brainstorm.
Next, take a look at what you have written and start thinking about which ideas mean more to you. Since losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions to make, we’ll use it as an example. Put ‘weight loss’ at the top of a new list then write down all the things you think you need to do to reach that goal. By breaking down the different components of your goal, you can see how achievable it really it.
Let’s say your secondary goal is being more financially stable. Make your list of how-to’s. You’ll then need to look at your daily life schedule and figure out how to incorporate small changes in your already established routines. For instance, just like you’d need to add exercise a few days a week do the same with your fianances by setting aside a time to pay bills and review what you’ve spent and if you’re sticking to your Wants and Needs list.
Now that your resolutions are no longer so overwhelming, you’ll be more likely to stick with them!
What goals and resolutions have you set for this year, and how are they going so far?
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