It's been over a year since my last Project Me post. Hopefully these will be a little more regular this year. HAPPY 2011!
I chose not to make New Years Resolutions, not because I can't keep them, but because I choose to do my resolutions with lists that coincide with my birthday. But most people choose to make resolutions around the New Year. It is not about when you choose to make your resolutions, but what the resolutions are and whether you will achieve them. Resolutions should be positive and attainable and taken on with hope and optimism.
WEEK 13: RESOLUTIONS
Our society puts a lot of emphasis on a new year: new beginnings, new starts, new makeovers, a new you. But keeping a new years resolution is far from easy. Did you know that less than 8% of people are able to keep and attain their resolutions all year long?!
Don't set yourself up for failure before the you even start! Here are some tips to think about when coming up with a New Years Resolution that you CAN keep:
- keep goals realistic
- be flexible on completion dates
- maintain a positive attitude!
- be open to help from others (Find your support network!)
- find ways to stay motivated (Your support group can help with this!)
- find ways to hold yourself accountable with flexible completion dates
- Think BIG, but start small. Smaller goals with flexible completion dates towards a bigger goal are more attainable.
If you already have a New Years Resolution, go back and make sure you are not setting yourself up for failure. You can always change it a little to make it more attainable.
Some good new year resolutions you can adopt:
- Have a more positive attitude. (Complain less.)
- Save $___ dollars each month. Or, save 5% of my paycheck.
- Find time for me (even if it is only 5 minutes) everyday.
Go on and make 2011 a year for a better you!