Are you in the habit of starting each new year with a list of New Year’s resolutions? Many people do. However, almost as many fail to follow through with their positive intentions. In this post, we share some tips for making realistic resolutions and keeping them.
Trim Your List of New Year’s Resolutions Down to Only One
If you have a long list of resolutions, you may feel burdened by them. Instead, why not resolve to make only one resolution? Then make an honest effort to keep that one resolution all year long.
After all, small and simple changes in your habits can lead to lasting improvements in your life. You might even need to make further refinements to your single resolution.
For instance, let’s say your New Year’s resolution this year is to get more exercise. That is a pretty broad resolution, so get specific and trim your resolution down even further.
Let’s just say you’re a total couch potato, with your focus on little else besides running your business. If so, then a more specific resolution for you might be just to walk around the block a few times each week.
That doesn’t sound like much, but that’s the point. If your New Year’s resolution feels like a burden, you probably won’t get very far.
For example, if you’re not in the habit of exercising regularly, then you probably won’t use a gym membership after the first few days. And that’s if you even go at all!
Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Realistic