The end of the decade is coming up and it is a great time to think back and reflect. It is also the time when the infamous New Year’s resolutions begin! There is nothing wrong with wanting to change, grow, or improve. It is important that when doing any changes in any sort of aspect of your life to plan ahead. Whether your goals are to read more books, begin a regular exercise routine, learn a new hobby, and any other goal you’d like to begin.
New Year, New Habits, New Resolutions:
New Year’s resolutions get a bad reputation. You don’t need to fall victim to the negativity of giving up too soon or taking on too much too fast. We’d like to recommend some tips or guidelines to help you plan ahead or stay on track while you tackle on the new year.
- Get organized
- Take it on step at a time or one thing at a time
- Seek help when necessary
- Track your progress
- You’re trying too hard, sometimes taking a break is a good thing
Failure is Part of New Year’s Resolutions:
Failure is a thing that cannot be avoided. Don’t dwell on failures, approach the new year differently. Sometimes, what you may have originally planned does not work out. Don’t give up. According to a study by the Journal of Clinical Psychology, “only 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions were successful.” There is no one reason as to why people fail to follow through with resolutions. Things like falling back into old patterns, taking on too much, or setting unrealistic goals may play huge roles in setting you up for failure.
A TED Talk about overcoming failure, titled “How failure cultivates resilience” may be helpful if failure is something you like many of us may not be okay with it or if it is part of your New Year’s resolutions to work on it, you may find it a good jumping off point for personal research.
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