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Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2014
1 Lose Weight
2 Getting Organized
3 Spend Less, Save More
4 Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5 Staying Fit and Healthy
6 Learn Something Exciting
7 Quit Smoking
8 Help Others in Their Dreams
9 Fall in Love
10 Spend More Time with Family
(By the way, if you work on #2 you could also achieve #1, #3, #4, #6, #8, & #10 & who knows what else!)
45% of us will make a resolution
75% will maintain our resolution through the first week
64% will maintain past 6 months
24% will never succeed and will fail on our resolution (ouch!)
When you made that resolution last year, did you have a plan to achieve your vision or did you just imagine what it looked like?
Resolve away, but know how you will get there. Follow these steps to success.
1 Clearly stated goal (simple, not too general)
2 Action Plan (clear steps to get there)
3 Resources (friend, professional, other)
4 Reasonable time frame (be sensible about how long it will take)
1 I will organize my kitchen
2 Purge pantry of outdated items or things I wont use
remove appliances, gadgets, dishware, etc I don’t like or use any more
put thngs back properly
(you get the picture!)
3 I will call a professional organizer for assistance
4 Job will be complete by January 31 by working on Monday mornings
1 I will lose 25 pounds
2 exercise 4 times a week (walk, yoga class, etc)
make healthier food choices
avoid my triggers
3 I will join WW and have a friend be my buddy for exercise and accountability
4 I will have weight off by April 1
Break your goals down to manageable bites and you will not set yourself up to fail.
I believe the 75% set a GOAL not a RESOLUTION.
For you 24%, never say RESOLUTION! This is a GOAL only year!
Survey Source: University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology - published 12.13.13