We wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. As we look over the past year, we often want to make changes during the New Year. For some of us,our New Year’s resolutions may be as long as our holiday shopping list was last month. For others, we may have one or two goals we want to work on in the coming year.
Since you may have a few resolutions you want to work on in 2019, we thought we would share our legal team’s best tips for keeping your New Year’s resolutions past January or February.
Four Tips for Keeping Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions
1. Start with realistic resolutions.
If you want to gain weight, begin with a realistic goal in mind. Setting a goal to lose 100pounds may your final goal, but if you do not have short-term goals, you may give up long before you reach your final goal. Try setting a goal of losing 20 pounds. Once you lose 20 pounds,celebrate your victory, and set another goal. You may find that smaller,realistic goals help you stay on track to achieve your final goal.
2. Change one thing at a time.
Trying to change multiple behaviors at one time may cause you to give up on all your goals. Limit your changes to one thing at a time. For instance, if you want to exercise more, eat healthily, save money,and buy a new car, work on one thing at a time instead of trying to do everything. You could make a goal of exercising two days a week and cutting sodas out of your diet. In a month, you might want to begin packing your lunch and placing the extra money in a savings account toward a new car. Balance is the key to accomplishing multiple goals.
3. Look for support.
It is easier to reach goals when you have support. If you want to lose weight, consider joining a group and pairing up with a friend. Some people find that life coaches are extremely helpful because they feel accountable when they are reporting their progress to another person, and it helps to have someone to talk to when you feel overwhelmed.
4. Don’t worry about the small stuff.
You are probably going to have a few missteps along the way. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Just get back on track and keep your eyes on the goal. If you beat yourself up too much over small mistakes, you may give up because you are frustrated.
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