New Year’s Resolutions – We all make them…now let’s keep them!
There’s nothing like a fresh, new year. It’s a clean slate to start something over, try something new or just get around to something you always promised yourself you would do. Setting goals is good for your mind, body, and soul. Of course, New Year’s resolutions run the gamut from the ever popular “get into shape” to the more aspirational “climb the highest mountain”, and everything in between. Whatever you decide you want to do or change starting in January, here are a few tips and tricks to help you stick to, and achieve, your goals.
It's not you…it’s the goal
If you find that, like most people, come February you’re waving to your New Year’s resolutions in the rear-view mirror, that might be because you’re not setting the right goals. To maximize your chances of keeping your resolutions (New Year’s or otherwise), experts suggest:
Be kind…take your time
New Year’s resolutions are a time when we can be most critical of ourselves, so it helps to look at the changes that you want to make in a positive light. Instead of thinking that there are things about yourself that are bad and need changing, frame it as an opportunity for selfcare and focus on improving your physical and mental wellbeing. And remember, real and lasting change takes not only time, but often several attempts.
So, keep at it, celebrate the little wins along the way and stay confident that you WILL get there.