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Achieving Success With Your Resolutions

By Donna Stark

With the new year right around the corner, it is easy to flood your mind with things you should have done, could have done, and would have done if you had used your time over the past year more wisely. And as a result, you may have pretty high expectations of yourself and your New Year's resolutions. But that may not be the best way to start the year. A better way would be to set attainable goals for yourself. Take a look at some of the ways you can create achievable resolutions that won't be hard to stick to.

Create Your Personal Goal 

To create your ideal resolution, try to think of things that would benefit your mind and body. Maybe the days are dragging on and you need to set times for yourself so you can rest. Or maybe your dinners are all fading together and you need some spice in your life! Whatever the goal may be, make sure that it rests on a solid foundation of good health. 

Break Down Your Dream

"Go big or go home," is a great way to start thinking about what goals can be in your future! However, an important step that is often overlooked is the breakdown of those goals. The small steps that eventually take you to your final destination are just as important as the giant leaps, so start with a list. This list should include any potential obstacles you may face and tasks that will need to be completed. By doing this, you can better prepare for what lies ahead.

Make An Agreement 

A written, vocal, or mental agreement that encourages you to stick with your resolution is an important way to hold yourself accountable. Write your agreement and tape it on your mirror, tell a friend or family member about your plan, or include your resolution with your daily meditation. All of these ways will help keep your mind set and focused. 

Time it Appropriately 

The amount of time that is needed to fulfill your goal will depend on many different variables. Some goals may take a few weeks to complete whereas others may take the entire year! Keeping the amount of time it may take to accomplish your resolution in your head or on paper is a great way to accurately track all the progress you have made.

New Goals, New You

Regardless of the number of goals made or completed, one thing you should always remember is to be proud of your effort. Achieving your resolutions is hard work, but creating them in the first place is a huge first step. 

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