Many of us start off the New Year with great aspirations and resolutions we are determined to stick with. Then, our burst of enthusiasm often disintegrates as time passes. A study from the University of Scranton School of Clinical Psychology states that the top five most-often-made resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, spend less/save more, enjoy life to the fullest and to stay fit and healthy.
We put together some tips to help you keep your resolutions this year and make 2014 your best year yet!
Make resolutions with definitive goals in mind. Exactly how much weight do you want to lose or how much money do you want to save in 2014? It’s often easier to make mini goals to keep on track. For example, set a goal each month to lose five pounds or to add $50 to your savings account.
Limit your list. Limit your list of resolutions to a number that you can handle. Keeping focused is important, so don’t overwhelm yourself with more than two or three.
Make an action plan. How are you going to lose weight, save money or get organized? Can you commit to visiting the gym three times a week or save money by cutting out your morning coffee trip? Decide on a reasonable action plan to follow.
Make Achieving Your Goal a Priority. If achieving your goal is truly important to you, don’t let it take a backseat to less important obligations.
Support yourself! Be your biggest cheerleader and congratulate yourself as you get closer to your goal. Old habits are hard to break, but with commitment and dedication, you have the power to reach your goals!