Some Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Well, it’s that time of year again. We tell ourselves that 2015 is going to be a great year. (And I do wish that for all of my readers!) We resolve to set goals and write plans for achieving them. We begin with a sense of excitement.

I’ve learned from past disappointments when I could not sustain my excitement and lost my way trying to fulfill my action plan. I want to share some tips that have helped me keep my resolutions. Let me know what you what your think of them and send me your own!

  1. Think of your resolutions as the beginning of your Great Adventure. Don’t think of your resolutions as obligations but rather as incentives to bring more fulfillment into your life.
  2. Break your Action Plan into small bite-size steps. Instead of trying for four gym workouts each at the start, begin with three.
  3. Cut yourself some slack: Don’t blame yourself if you are only able to hit the weights two times – you have still achieved 67 percent of your goal. Be kind and patient with yourself.
  4. Don’t be afraid of your limitations. (And drop that label “weaknesses.”) Work through your limitations.
  5. Avoid distractions. Segregate your emails and phone calls from those times when you are working on your resolutions.
  6. Focus on one thing at a time. Banish multi-tasking from your action repertoire.
  7. Consider a coach or a mentor. We all need someone to guide, support and hold us accountable.

There you have it. Please let me know how it goes. I care!

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