How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions on Day 3 of 2019? Are you still excited? Are you still working toward them? Or have you already considered throwing in the towel?
If you’re still revved up about your New Year’s Resolutions, congratulations! Take a few moments to think about what is keeping you motivated and successful thus far. If you understand how your mind works when it comes to goal-setting, then you’ll be successful not only with your New Year’s Resolution, but any goal that you have during the year.
If you’re already having doubts about your New Year’s Resolutions, here are a few points to consider:
*Did you create too many resolutions?
Change isn’t the easiest thing for humans to do. If you have a long list of resolutions, your resources will be spread too thin. Either focus on one major change that will make the most impact on your life, or focus on the smallest change possible so you can feel success faster and add on incremental changes every few weeks.
*Did you create time for your resolutions to happen?
Since there’s not a magic wand to waive that will instantly allow you to accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions, you’ll have to create the time to make the change happen. If you weren’t doing this thing before – eating healthy, exercising, meditating, spending quality time with your family – it will take some effort to start doing it now. Where will you fit it into your schedule? Make appointments with yourself over the next two weeks to work on your New Year’s Resolution. That’s right. Schedule time with yourself on your calendar. You’ll have a higher probability of success if you commit to it in writing (paper or digital) on your calendar.
If you need more advice about how to be successful with your New Year’s Resolutions, check out my guide here. Amazon is running all sorts of specials this week, so it’s currently free depending on your Kindle, Audible or Prime membership status.
Happy New Year and Happy Changes!