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When we think about making our resolutions each year, sometimes we put goals in our minds that might be a little bit out of our reach and unattainable. Here are 5 tips that are helpful in making realistic resolutions you can actually keep.
1. Break big goals into smaller increments. We all have big dreams and goals for the year, but if we don’t stop and look at the smaller picture, we are less likely to succeed in our resolution. All it takes is baby steps.
2. Get some help from friends. If you goal is to run a half marathon, chances are you’re going to need a little motivation and support. That’s what your friends are for and with their help you can reach your goal, just don’t be afraid to ask for it.
3. Identify time-wasters. One of the big reasons we fail to keep our resolutions is because we don’t put enough time and effort into what it is we are trying to accomplish. We so readily say, “Oh, I just don’t have time”, but the reality is we can make time. Cut out the time-wasters in your day and focus on projects that will help you reach your goal.
4. Remember that sometimes a year is not enough. When this year comes to a close, we will look back on our resolutions we made in January and reflect on them. Did we work hard enough and meet our deadlines? For some of us, the answer is no, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue pursuing our goals in the next year. Sometimes it takes more than one year and that’s ok.
5. Write down your goals. Statistics show that 75% of what we write down happens.
This week we want to hear from you. Which of these tips do you find most helpful when it comes to making your New Year’s resolution? Comment below with your answer to win a copy of The After’s “Light Up The Sky” CD and a $20 Starbucks gift card.
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