Help For Your New Year’s Resolutions

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The New Year is two days away and most of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. If you are like me and do resolutions yearly, you have a process. I need to figure out what I did not achieve in the outgoing year, what I need to carry over to the New Year and what new things need to be added. It is not easy but I get better at it every year.

I’ve talked to many people and the type of resolutions depends on the person. I do not believe there are “blanket” resolutions because we are all different and at different places in our lives. The most popular resolutions are lose weight, quit smoking, get a better job, exercise more, save money and the list goes on. Deciding on your resolutions will take some thought and time but if done correctly it will be worth it!

To help with your New Year’s resolutions, I have prepared a mini-checklist that should make the process a little less painful.

-Sit aside atleast one hour to work on your resolutions. If this is your first time it may take longer.

– Do in a quiet space free from distractions.

– If you made resolutions the year before, please have them available.

– Set reasonable/attainable goals.

– Partner with a close friend or relative to help monitor and motivate you throughout the year.

– Set times to track your progress (monthly, bi-months, etc)

– Put your resolutions in a place where that can be easily accessible. One great idea is to put your resolutions on small index cards or little pieces of paper and place them in a glass jar. This will serve as a daily reminder.

– Reward yourself when you achieve a goal.

– Don’t be too hard on your self. You may slip up once or twice we are all human.

I wish you all the best with making your resolutions and I pray 2014 will be a great year for all of us!

Happy New Year!

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe