What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?
I found this statistic particularly interesting – apparently about 45% of American adults make a New Year’s Resolution each year. More interesting? Less than halfway through the year, most people break them.
Why make one if you’re not going to stick it out for the whole year? It definitely takes effort, but if you plan ahead, it’s completely possible to make and successfully follow your New Year’s Resolution. Time to change those statistics!
Here are some tips:
1. Set Goals For Yourself – be very specific.
2. Devise a Strategy – how will you reach your goals? What are the exact steps you need to take?
3. Set Time Aside – without the right amount of time, you won’t be able to meet your goals and follow through.
4. Think of it as a Commitment – it’s not just a resolution, it’s a commitment.
5. Write it Down – be as detailed as possible and leave your notes in a place where you’ll be constantly reminded of the resolution.
Another idea would be to share it with your friends and family. If you keep it to yourself, it is easier to give up. Post status updates about it on Facebook and Twitter. The more people you tell, the more support and encouragement you’ll have.
With that said, starting Jan. 1st, I am going to cut meat out of my diet. I don’t want to say I’ll be a vegetarian, because I’ll still be eating fish. So I suppose I’d be referred to as a pescetarian? This is something I’ve thought about for a long time and have been wanting to do. With the help of a few friends, I’ve already got several recipes, book/blog recommendations, and most importantly, encouragement.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution and how do you plan on sticking it out all year?