Making your Resolutions Stick

It’s the time of year to make a fresh start with New Year goals and resolutions. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a magical season filled with so much hope and joy. But don’t let the cheerful spirit of Christmas make you overestimate your abilities. After all, you’re only human and if you set your goals too high you could easily set yourself up to fail. Not reaching your goals can be a real yuletide buzz kill so we have some suggestions to make sure you are accomplishing all you set out to.

Short term goals

Seeing results right before your eyes is one of the most motivating factors in setting goals. Always shoot for the stars because you never know what the future holds but also set goals that you can make happen today. It is okay to say you want to be able to run a 10k in 2020, but your goal may only be to be able to walk around the block by the end of January. Make sure you can see your forward momentum so that you don’t get discouraged.

Be realistic

If your New Year resolutions fail to match the starry-eyed optimism of New Year’s Eve, it’s a sign that your goals are vague and unrealistic. It’s perfectly fine to have your head in the clouds but you also need your feet on the ground to make it all come together. It is okay to revise your goals if you realize you may have made them a bit out of reach or set to many all at once.

Manifest your destiny

When you manifest an optimistic attitude, you are much more likely to succeed. Especially if you have chosen to give up a vice this year. People often use unhealthy vices to escape from the daily tyranny of mental stress, so really try to focus on not letting the lack of that vice bring down your vibrations. Remind yourself often that you WANT to give it up as a part of becoming who you want to be.

The New Year is an exciting time because it’s full of endless possibilities, especially when you realize that the future is what you make of it.



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