With the start of the New Year looming over the horizon, a lot of people are thinking about the things they want to change. Unfortunately, most people are unable to make their resolutions stick. Some don’t even have the willpower to keep their resolutions until February 1st. If you usually find yourself in this situation, here are some suggestions that you may want to consider to make sure you keep your resolutions until the end of the year.
Start with small goals and build from there. Setting unrealistic and unattainable goals will only set you up for failure.
Focus on one thing at a time
Since undesirable behaviors develop over a period of time, changing them all at once would be nearly impossible to do.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Plan your resolutions well ahead of time and post a visual reminder of your goals in plain sight.
Ask for support
Don’t keep it a secret. Sharing your goals with family and friends, or joining a support group can help you keep your resolutions. Having someone on your side to motivate you on your journey makes everything more manageable.
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Don’t beat yourself up if you slip along the way. Just keep your eye on your goal, resolve to recover from your mistake and get back on track.
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