It’s a new year, a new decade and a time of reflection for many. The month of January is an exciting time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Unfortunately, most people don’t stick with their new personal goals. There’s a variety of common reasons why but there are ways to avoid the failure of not sticking to those goals. Worried you won’t be able to succeed with your new year’s resolution? Try these strategies for holding on to and succeeding in your new year’s resolutions.
Make resolutions you think are reasonable for you to keep. Setting small, short term goals can help create a sense of accomplishment that’ll help you stay on track.
Write out your plan. Whether you use an app on your phone or simply put pen to paper, it’s important to visualize your plan while you strive to achieve your goals.
Hold yourself accountable.
Use an app. Partner up with a friend. Share your experiences with others and ask for support and accountability. Sharing your struggles and successes will help you realize you’re not going through anything alone.
Track your progress.
Check things off a list. Use an app to chart your progress. Visualizing each small success is just as key as standing on the top of the mountain at the finish line!
Be kind to yourself. We're all human and bound to make mistakes or lose track at some point. Give yourself the grace to have a bad day or week and know that you can still ultimately succeed.
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