By sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions you’re essentially creating a new habit – a healthy one. What many of us don’t realize is that an adequate amount of time and effort are required to replace old habits and form new ones.
If you’re one of the many people that started your resolutions on January 1 but already fell off track, don’t get discouraged, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to get on the right track, especially when you’re just getting back to real life after the holidays.
Your resolutions may have failed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin again. There are certain things you may want to be aware of so that you don’t botch your goals again. For instance, you may have fallen off track because you set unrealistic goals and you didn’t properly define them. Make sure you set goals that are well defined, specific and achievable. Goals that are too vague provide insufficient direction.
Time management and organization are also key. You will never accomplish your goals if you don’t make time to peruse them. Write your tasks down and schedule time throughout the day to devote strictly to accomplishing your goals.