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Author: Miriama ti Casside
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions this year? Are you keeping them? If you have already forgotten your resolutions or are having a hard time staying motivated to keep them, you are not alone! Some statistics show that half of us have already given up and half of those remaining will give up in the month to come. What can we do to keep that from happening? It can be helpful to take a look at a few of the most common resolutions.
- Resolution #1: Stop a bad habit like smoking.
- Resolution #2: Get out of debt.
- Resolution #3: Lose weight.
- Resolution #4: Become more organized.
Do these look familiar to you? Me too. When you made these resolutions did you plan out the best way to approach it first or did you jump right in without any planning? A little planning can go a long way to helping you maintain your motivation. For example, if you’ve resolved to stop smoking, plan out what to do if you suddenly have a craving to light up. Whether you choose to chew gum, toothpicks or snap a rubber band around your wrist, make sure it’s easily accessible to you. The less you have to think and the easier something is, the more likely you are to keep up with it.
It may also be helpful to break down your resolutions into smaller, more easily attained goals. Instead of saying that you are going to lose 100 pounds this year, break it down into 25 pound increments. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by resolving to lose 100 pounds. By breaking it up into smaller increments, it’s easier to see results. Resolving to get out of debt and to become more organized can be handled similarly. Instead of saying you’re going to get out of debt, you could resolve to pay off one credit card and then once it’s paid put that amount toward paying off another credit card. Instead of saying you’re going to keep your entire house organized, you could resolve to keep your living room organized and uncluttered for one month. After that month you can work on adding another room to get and keep organized. Small incremental goals are achievable goals.
Getting the right kind of support is also very important in keeping us motivated to keep our resolutions. Finding a group of like-minded people with similar goals can be a great way to share ideas and to know that you are not the only person dealing with keeping a particular resolution. If you haven’t noticed, TarValon.Net is a great resource for finding the support you need and for helping out someone else who might need it too.
If you still find yourself lacking motivation or you’ve forgotten all about your resolutions, you still have time to adapt, adjust and make it work for you. If it still doesn’t work, don’t worry about it too terribly much. There’s always next year!