New Year’s resolutions are all anyone is talking about on January first…. but here we are a few weeks later… How are you progressing on your goals?
I read a recent study about this topic and it seems that less than half the people who make New Year’s resolutions actually stick to them (when surveyed 6 months later). Does this have to happen to you too? I think not!
The key to making and keeping a long-lasting New Year’s resolution is to pick one, small, life-boosting change at a time. Choose a goal to which you can really commit as well as a goal that YOU, not your spouse, family, or friends, want to make.
Here are a few ideas:
Prioritize your emotional and physical health
If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to improve your health and/or lose weight, make sure to set yourself up for success by having a support system.
Ensure that you also set health goals that are attainable, realistic, and specific! This way you won’t set yourself up for failure.
Quitting smoking/cutting back on alcohol consumption and starting counseling are great ways to start feeling better (physically and emotionally). Just be sure to have a supportive friend and/or mental health professional in your corner for when the going gets tough.
We live in a connected world so keeping in touch is a whole lot easier than it was 10 years ago. On the flip side, with everything at the click of a button, we can sometimes get caught up in others’ problems or find ourselves comparing our lives, jobs, families, to others’… this can sometimes make us feel stressed out and disappointed!
Make sure that you take the space you need this year to rejuvenate yourself with, and without, your friends. This could be a vacation, carving out personal time, or simply being kinder to yourself.
Some people have found that taking a break from social media does wonders for their emotional health and stress level… something to think about!
Invite enrichment into your life
Going back to school, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, learning a new language, and volunteering in one’s community have all been shown to increase feelings of personal accomplishment and community satisfaction.
Ready to make a change in your life?
What do you want to change in your life this year? Let’s talk about it. Give me a call today, or just fill out the contact form and click Send. I look forward to speaking to you.Please like and share this post!