8 Thoughts On Keeping Resolutions

Dated: January 1 2021

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1.Be realistic.Making too many resolutions only sets you up for failure and discouragement. Limit your resolve to the one or two most important goals you would like to achieve in the New Year. And set obtainable goals. i.e. Fifty pounds will not come off overnight.  But losing a pound per week is doable.

2.Write it down.It’s a proven fact that you are much more likely to stick with goals you have put into writing. List your objectives, and then make a detailed plan outlining the steps needed to achieve them. Breaking down lofty goals into manageable steps will help you stay focused and give you the satisfaction of achieving “mini-goals” along your way to ultimate success.

3.Establish accountability.Share your goals with trusted family members and friends who can encourage you and hold you accountable on those difficult days when you feel like quitting. Record your struggles and successes in a journal.

4.Be flexible.Life is full of changes. Expect setbacks, and be assured this is normal. Give yourself permission to make adjustments to your original goals if needed.

5.Enlist professional help.Hiring a professional trainer or joining an online weight loss program can make the difference between failure or success. Professionals are trained to help you achieve your goals. You can even work with personal trainers remotely.

6.Reward successes.Establish benchmarks with specific rewards as you work toward your ultimate goal. For instance, motivate yourself to lose those first ten pounds with the anticipated reward of a new winter coat or something you have really been wanting.

7. Give it time.Experts say it takes 21-30 days to create a habit and six months for it to become part of your daily life.

8. Never give up!Hang in there and be persistent. You’ve made a promise to yourself—honor the importance of this!

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Diane Mitchell

I am a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and work full time helping people to achieve their dreams of home ownership or their dreams of selling their home or both. I love working with buyers and s....

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