How many people make the resolution for weight loss each year and how many stick to it? The great thing about resolutions is that they can give you a fresh perspective: Out with the old, in with the new. Like a fresh start.
But the problem is that resolutions fade, and fade fast! Most resolutions are just goals anyways, drink more water, run a marathon, lose weight. SO if you are into resolutions setting, it may be more attainable to think of it as more of a goal. Here are things to keep in mind when setting goals/ resolutions:
- Make a plan for a path you need to follow to accomplish the goal. Create actionable steps to follow
- Establish times for checking your profess in your calendar system, whatever it is: a day planner, a phone or a hand written list.
- Take a look at all the factors that are keeping you from accomplishing your goal and develop a plan to overcome them!
- Think about SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Based.
Finally make sure you are specific. “Drink more water” is a great resolution but is very vague. While it’s a goal, it’s hard to visualize the steps to get there. And if that’s the case, it’s easier to forget about it.