Have you started on your New Year's resolutions? Many of us can be very keen about making resolutions, but likewise, for many of us keeping them can be challenging.
Skip Making New Year's Resolutions
Studies show that more people quit, abandon or fail at keeping their resolutions. Most of us just need to honestly reflect on our own attempts at making New Year's resolutions to realize this truth.
Instead of making a lofty resolution, try setting a goal, or focusing on changing a habit. For example, skip making a New Year's resolution to lose weight. Instead, set a goal to drop 5 pounds by a certain date. Another example might be to skip making the New Year's resolution to save money. Replace that resolution with a change of habit: make your coffee at home or in the office, rather than buying a latte on the way into work.
So this New Year take a different approach, and turn your attention to developing SMART goals that will enable you to succeed at whatever you have set your sights on. The acronym SMART can help guide you in setting achievable goals:
S - specific, significant, stretching
M - measurable, meaningful, motivational
A - agreed upon, achievable, action-oriented
R - realistic, relevant, rewarding, results-oriented
T - time-based, tangible, trackable
There's nothing more rewarding than accomplishing something that you've set your mind to - make 2019 a year to remember!
We Wish You & Your Family Health,
Happiness & Prosperity in 2019!