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Making Changes

Monday, 16 January 2017 02:53  by Jennifer K.

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We all do it to ourselves every year. We make a New Years Resolution that we know will be impossible to keep, but in that moment we think we can do anything so we make it anyway. What was it? Was it to stop smoking, lose weight, work less/more?

Let’s face reality here. Most New years resolutions are broken by the end of the first week. It does not stop there. By the end of June, over half of the resolutions have been broken or given up. Do you want to be in the 50% that has given up or broken the resolution you made, or the less than 50% who stick to their resolution?

The trick to making a resolution is making one you know you can keep. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I have the spare time to add this to my schedule?
  2. Is this a big change?
  3. Can I see myself still keeping my resolution in July?
  4. What would my temptations be?
  5. Who can help support me?

You do not have to go all out and start with a big resolution. You can do it in steps or start small.

If you are doing your resolution in steps:

  • Set clear time frames and goals.
  • Make your goals realistic.
  • Keep track of your progress.
  • Complete one goal before you move on to the next.

If you are starting small:

  • What change would you like to make?
  • Does it involve more than yourself?
  • Keep track of your progress.
  • Evaluate every few months to see how you are doing.

The resolution can be whatever you want it to be. Talk to your friends and family more often, learn something new, lose weight, etc. The important thing to remember is to make it realistic. If it is not realistic, how do you expect to achieve your resolution? You are just setting yourself up for failure. So, keep it realistic, keep it simple, and follow through.

Last modified on Monday, 16 January 2017 03:07

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