As the holidays are quickly approaching, schools are letting out for their winter breaks, work holiday parties are filling up our weekends and everyone is ready to put behind this year and begin anew. Over the years my resolutions have been the stereotypical ones: eat healthier, go to the gym and usually tend to break them by the end of January along with the majority of Americans. About 40% of Americans make resolutions each year with only about 8% achieving their goals. How do we go about making our resolutions more successful?
A CBS News article published some tips on how to make your resolutions more achievable:
- Be honest with yourself
- Stick to one thing
- Make your goals SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely)
- Adapt your environment
- Track your progress
- Celebrate with success and be compassionate with setbacks
Happy resolution making!!