Are You Still Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution?

Are You Still Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution?

Now that New Years Eve has been in the history books for a few months, it’s a good time to revisit those New Years resolutions we all made. With the hoopla of the holidays, it was probably an easy decision at the time to make those resolutions. All the extra holiday foods we consumed made that January 1st diet plan seem simple and attainable. Looking at the Christmas bills that poured in at the end of the month probably made your financial resolution seem completely doable. But now that we are in March, how’s that diet going? How much have you chunked off your monthly bills?

Hey, we’re all human. Sometimes resolutions are harder to follow when real life creeps back in after the New Year has been underway for a bit. But, there is no reason why you can’t get back on track. We would like to offer these tips that may help you re-realize your New Years goals and actually reach them before 2016 is over.

  • Hit the reset button. It’s OK to revisit your original plan and make changes that are much more realistic. The holiday haze may have caused you to make promises of grandeur that you now realize can not be easily completed. Take a step back and make real goals.
  • Invite a friend. Everything is easier when you have someone doing it with you. When you are able to bounce ideas or just get moral support from a friend, your tasks may seem like a piece of cake.
  • Remember why you started in the first place. What were your original reasons for making the resolution? Remember those reasons to help get you back on target.
  • Add this saying from Karen Lamb to your daily mantra: “A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” We all know the feeling of regret. It is not one of the good ones.       Happiness sure feels better, doesn’t it? So think about how you want to feel a year from now and strive to achieve that feeling.

Best of luck for getting back on your New Years resolution track!

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