Annually we begin with the
best of intentions. Drop off fifteen pounds. Stop Smoking. Whatever it
is, we all start out with the finest of intentions, yet by Feb 1, we've
deserted and even blanked out what we wished to achieve. You don't have
to pay a life coach to arrange some resolutions this year.
Claim a few minutes and put
down your resolutions and goals. Be as particular or as general as you
wish. Choose 2 that are most significant.
If your resolution is to drop
off fifteen pounds, rework that into matters that are real and
manageable. If you consume a constant diet of junk food, don't attempt
to cut yourself off immediately and shift to salads only. If you haven't
been off your sofa for months, don't run down and join a gym and tell
yourself you're going to work out every day. You likely won't.
What you ought to do is set
smaller goals. "Cut out junk food at work." "Invite a
friend to take walks with me 3 times a week." "Quit taking
smoke breaks at lunch." Fixing these littler, more getable goals
may help you remain on track to accomplish your ultimate goal later in
When you've gotten a few
manageable goals written down, take a fresh sheet of paper and write
those goals down. Put them someplace you'll see them each and every day.
Not on the refrigerator, they may get hidden behind other things.
mirror is occasionally ok, but that may frequently be unnoted within a
few days when you become used to seeing it. Place the list someplace
you'll be reminded. If your resolution is to watch less television, tie
a note to your remote. If your goal is to cut down on smoking, put notes
on your lighters, ash trays and smoke packs.
Each time you encounter one of
your notes, take a minute and set a plan for how you're going to
accomplish your goal that day. Arranging little, manageable goals
step-ups your chance of success and likewise opens the door to produce
even more favorable and healthy changes as the year goes on.
Read more helpful information on How
to Make and Keep a Resolution this year here.