Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 26, 2016

Over Those New Year’s Resolutions Yet?

Resolution as partially defined by  Merriam-Webster is: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.: the act of resolving something: an answer or solution to something.

1-26-16 New Year Post

Okay, so 26 days into the new year and where are you at with your resolutions? If you are like most people, you are done or nearly done with them. Of the nearly 47% of Americans that make some sort of New Year’s Resolution, it is estimated that only 7 to 15% of people achieve them. By the 4th week into the new year,  nearly half have given up or altered their end goals.

When you make your resolutions can play a role in how successful you are in completing them and remember they don’t just have to be done at the beginning of the new year. Any time is a good time to make life improvements and nothing says you have to wait for a day on the calendar to do it. Here are a few things to remember when setting and trying to maintain the intensity for completion of them that you had when your started:

  • Don’t make them spur of the moment, think through what you want and how you can achieve it
  • When things get tough, don’t forget why you made them in the first place
  • Be selfish, do it for yourself
  • Share your goals, you may stick to it better if you know others are counting on you
  • Share your goals, others can help
  • Practice baby steps, make your goals attainable
  • When\If you falter, don’t give up
  • Create a timeline for achievement
  • Allow for healthy rewards when you have completed milestones
  • Alter goals as needed, but don’t abandon them
  • Be grateful for everyday you have and all the good things you have

Believe in yourself and what you can achieve when you do. Make your life what you want through hard work and dedication. Chances are it won’t happen unless you make it happen.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website.


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