Thursday, January 3, 2013

Keeping Resolutions

Inevitably every year we come up with a set of resolutions for the next 365 days, and by the time the first month is over most of us have fallen off the wagon, leaving those heartfelt resolutions. Here are some tips to keep those resolutions going for longer than just the year.


The cardinal rule for making resolutions is to make ones that you can actually achieve or accomplish. The reason why so many of them don't survive is because we come up with things that do not appeal as much to us and then out heart is not really on it. People might say they want to lose weight but they are not willing to compromise on the things you need to do to actually shed the pounds.


Make an inspiration board featuring all of those things you wish to achieve. This will serve as a constant reminder of your resolutions and will make it harder to not follow up on them. There is a sort of powerful thing that happens when things take shape instead of staying abstract.



Find partner that shares the same goals, that way if one of you is starting to flake the other one will intervene and not let things to go down the drain.


Keep in mind that bad habits are hard to break and in order to change them you have to be disciplined. If your resolution involves changing something, be patient and you'll see that before you know it you have created a whole new {hopefully good} habit.

Have a great day!

18 comments:

  1. I like to make resolutions throughout the year so I don't have to change a lot of things are once. Happy New Year!

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  2. Great tips, I especially like the idea of the inspiration board. I've written a few points down in a journal for this year. xo

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  3. These are great...I start off having food resolutions and then break them...but I didn't make any this year, just wishes and if I achieve them, it's good and if I don't then I don't mind. xo

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  4. You are so right about being patient - that's one of my resolutions too actually!

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  5. I never make resolutions, there´s something with them that makes me break them at once. But I do try to improve and enjoy my life through out the year instead, which works for me. :-)

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  6. I love this!!! Great advice!

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  7. I try to keep my resolutions attainable- this year, my goal is to read more. I love to read, but it takes a backseat to work, regular busy-with-life nonsense, and admittedly too much TV. :)

    Happy 2013, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  8. This is one of the first years I am at a loss for a resolution.

    Thankfully my big resolution in 2012, to publish my first novel, was accomplished. I guess I need to breathe for awhile.

    www.GirlwithaNewLife2.com

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  9. I love this! It's so true- the big part of making resolutions is recognizing habits are hard to break.

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  10. so lovely <3

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  11. I'm rarely one to make resolutions, but it's always good to set new goals–and stick to them!

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  12. Great tips! Thanks for always stopping by with a sweet comment. Hope the new year is a wonderful one!

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  13. I loved this post, especially the part regarding images being a powerful tool for sticking to one's resolutions. Thank you for stopping by, it means a lot to be! kisses Coco

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  14. lol, i've officially stopped making resolutions. i just try to work on things as they arise, and leave the timeline to life.

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  15. Thanks for the informative tips, I like the idea of an inspiration board, that way we can 'see' visual descriptions of what we want our dreams and goals to look like.

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  16. Great tips! I hope this is our best year yet ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  17. I love the idea of making an inspiration board for your goals. It's much harder to slack off when it's staring you in the face :-) Happy new year, friend!

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  18. I make summer resolutions, simply because I actually have the time (and the weather cooperates) for completing most goals. It seems to work pretty well for me.

    Have a Happy New Year!

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