The dreaded and hopeful moment cross paths every year at this time for many of us. We commit to making New Year’s resolutions and to convincing ourselves that this year will be different, “We will find a way to stay true to those commitments.” The harsh reality is that only eight percent are able to maintain these resolutions with many of us giving up sometime in February or even earlier. There is a consensus of ideas and techniques among professional motivators and mental health professionals to help sustain these commitments for longer periods of time.
The first suggestion is to make a resolution that is not oversized or difficult to achieve. You have heard the adage “Keep it simple”. In addition, commit to a resolution that is realistically attainable within the upcoming year.
Also, set a goal that is clear and well defined and one that is incrementally measurable. Therapists generally suggest that writing down your goals is a key to success. The Huffington Post reports that main areas to consider goal-setting include health and fitness, finances, career, primary relationships, family, friends, spirituality, education and personal growth.
Keeping your goals realistic while at the same time challenging are extremely helpful. And finally take the cue from Nike. JUST DO IT.
Source: Gary R’nel
Disclaimer: Please note: The editorial content of this page is in no way intended to be professional advice. It should be considered informational and a venue for entertainment purposes. Read and utilize at your own discretion. Content may not be published without the expressed consent of Associated Billing Center, LLC.