Last week, you probably joined millions of people around the globe by setting a fresh set of New Year’s resolutions. But did you know that only about 8 percent of people who set goals actually achieve them? To make sure you don’t just set goals, but actually see your dreams come true, we’ve got do-able tips to help you assess and keep your 2018 resolutions going strong.
Whenever you try to introduce and keep a new habit, your body and mind resist a little bit. It’s just human nature, but this first week might have been a bit of a reality check.
The thing is, we dream big and set big goals, but sometimes we bite off more than we can chew. When we do that, we’re only setting ourselves up for failure.
So, remember that just because you set a goal doesn’t mean it’s set in stone. And if it’s not the best resolution, that’s a good thing – you can always tweak it and adjust it so that it fits your lifestyle, your schedule and your values.
For example, if you set a goal to exercise five days a week, chances are, that’s too much to ask yourself all at once in terms of scheduling, your endurance levels and all-round lifestyle changes.
If that New Year’s resolution isn’t realistic, don’t think you’re a failure. You’re not! You just need to set achievable goals that you can do. It doesn’t mean you won’t have to work and make changes, but it’ll just mean making reasonable, achievable changes.
So, what do you think? Are there any resolutions you’d like to rethink and adjust to better suit you for the rest of the year. It’s never too late to try again.