As the new year rolls around, many people are making resolutions that they are hoping to keep. However oftentimes (and I mean very often), these resolutions are not met. If you already broke your resolution, it’s OK. Keep trying, but do keep in mind to...
1. Make your resolution realistic.Many people make the mistake of choosing a resolution that is impossible to meet. Giving up chocolate forever? Never binge-watching Netflix again? You know you better than anyone else, and thus you know what you are capable of. Every change comes with pace, and trying to achieve something that will take a lot of time and self-control so quickly is not entirely reasonable.
2. Tell your friends.Support from others can help immensely when starting a change. Tell those you trust the most about your resolutions (as long as you are comfortable with doing so, of course) so they can support and help you along the way.
3. Want to keep it for longer than a week to a month?Make it a habit. This is the secret to long-term change. Start small and be consistent. Your New Year's resolution will soon be as easy as brushing your teeth.
4. Set deadlines.We humans are easily pleased by accomplishing goals, even the little ones. So set a small goal related to your resolution every week, and check it off when you accomplish it. Now that goal of yours doesn't seem that impossible anymore.
5. Realize who it is for in the end.There is a limit to what others can do for you. It is up to you to want the change.
6. Profit!And, of course, if all else fails, make your resolution insanely impossible so you don't feel bad for breaking it.
Thank you Jennifer Chang