10 Tips for (Mid-Jan Re)Setting New Year’s Resolutions

 

Make them small 

Something about January 1st makes people ambitious, perhaps too ambitious.  As much as it’s nice to think of the New Year as a fresh start (which                                it absolutely can be!), it’s not a magical day by any stretch. Unfortunately you’re going to wake up on January 1st the same way you woke up on December 31st, and December 39th, and December 29th.  So when you sit down to set your goal make it something you really want, but don’t make it so crazy that you’ll give up after one week, remember you can always build up- pace yourself.

                  Make them measurable

Setting the goals “I want to live life to the fullest” or “I’m going to be healthier”. while admirable. are completely unmeasurable.  Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing if you’re making progress on your goals.  So instead of “trying to live life to the fullest” try doing one thing everyday that excites you.  And if you want to go even further, sit down and think about what excites you and make a list.  The more measuable the easier it will be for you to see how you’re doing in May when most other people have long forgotten about their goals.

Break them down

Break down the goals

Create a timetable

It’s harder to stop when you are being held accountable.

Make it a Lifestyle

The best changes are the ones that are incorporated into your life

Have someone hold you accountable

Nothing like a pal reminding you!

Reward Yourself

no explanation needed

Pick no more than three

Remember. go for quality not quantty

If you fall off the wagon, don’t let that stop you from hopping back on.

Hop right back on!

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself for not sticking to your goals. 

We’re not all perfect!

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