Did you make any resolutions for yourself for 2015? If you were able to stick with them and really make it count, congratulations. If you weren’t able to, don’t beat yourself up about it - statistics show that most new year resolutions fail in the first few months. In fact, only 40% are active in the second half of the year. It doesn’t mean that New Year resolutions are a waste of time, and certainly not that we are not capable of following through – it just means that we need to be smarter about it.
For 2016, you might, along with hundreds of others, be making resolutions about getting fitter, saving better, studying more, spending more ‘Me’ time etc. Any of them are doable, if you choose ONE specific goal, and are SMART about it: Make your plan Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Targeted. If you are planning to get fitter, set a goal to run the 10K in Nov, work backwards through the year into smaller goals, such as three days at the gym, desserts only twice a week etc. Keep it simple and doable, and get a buddy to share your resolution – that helps.
Happy New Year to you and may your resolutions come true.
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