Tips for making a New Year’s resolution that will work for you

New Year's Resolutions

Many of us make grand New Year’s resolutions. Often these resolutions are abandoned by the end of January. It is up to you whether you make a New Year’s resolution ( It is not mandatory no matter what people tell you)  but if you do, here are some tips about making a resolution that will hopefully work for you.

  • Don’t bite of more than you can chew. Keep it small, if it can’t be kept small, break your resolution into parts and plan how each part will be achieved.
  • Make it meaningful and specific . Make sure what ever you choose will make a difference to yourself or others.  
  • Make it measurable and concrete this way you will know when you succeed. Resolutions such as be kinder or lose weight are difficult  to quantify making  success hard to celebrate and progress difficult to track.   
  • Make resolutions about lifestyle changes sustainable. Choose a resolution that is doable well into the future not just for a few weeks.. 
  • Choose a resolution that you can control. Make sure that success depends on your actions alone. 
  • Set yourself a time limit. Include a reasonable date for which you will have achieved your objective.
  • Only make a resolution when you are committed to it. If your heart is not in it don’t resolve to do it otherwise it is a false promise for which you stand to let yourself down and possibly let others down.
  • BUT MOST OF ALL  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC AND JOYOUS 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CRACKS IN THE VENEER

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2 Responses to Tips for making a New Year’s resolution that will work for you

  1. Pat Kun says:

    my resolution is to make measurable and achievable resolutions

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