As we head into the second week of the January, there's a lot of discussion centered around the resolutions made for the year. Many people are frustrated that they've already 'broken' their New Year's resolutions. This can be disheartening and, for many, this means going back to the habits they were trying so hard to break with their resolution. We want to share our top four tips for making those resolutions a reality...
1. Make a sustainable schedule: This is a schedule that you can realistically stick to for the most part and it also improves your life.
2. Write down your goals: According to Forbes.com, writing your goals down makes the odds of achieving them 33% greater. Telling a friend increases the success rate to 78%.
3. Tell a friend: Accountability is one of the greatest tools in achieving goals. And, it’s fun. Enlist a friend and get creative. This month, our office has a “Sugar Free or Freeze” accountability agreement. The first one to eat sugar before February 1st must make a snow angel...in their skivvies or swimsuit…brrr!
4. Forgive yourself: What’s worse than making a New Year’s resolution that is broken by January 2nd, so you give it up all together? You’re going to make mistakes and you’re going to have pitfalls because, after all, you’re human. So, this year, make a resolution to forgive yourself when you aren’t quite perfect and the rest will fall into place if you follow steps 1 through 3.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
- Neil Gaiman