Setting Realistic Resolutions/Goals for the New Year

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Setting Realistic Resolutions/Goals for the New Year

As the New Year approaches, many of us are starting to list down all of our resolutions. The start of the new year is the perfect time to clean the slate and start afresh. This is great opportunity to eradicate the bad habits and form new routines that will help you grow into a much better person. Mental preparation is needed since you’re actually taking a process of change that can affect you psychologically, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. Always remember that all positive changes can improve your everyday life. Resolutions are much easier to make than to keep. Some last until end of January and then settling back to their old patterns. Here are some steps
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Believe in yourself
Always stay positive about your progress. Always bear in my mind that you are doing this for yourself and no one else. If you’re unable to stick to your resolution, you don’t need to wait until January, either start again from where you are or set a more achievable objective than before.

Don’t let small setbacks lose your focus
Experiencing few setbacks is common but don’t make it as an excuse to stop. Always remember that we are all humans and making mistakes is already part of our nature. It doesn’t do any good in getting depressed or stressed out over failures. The best thing we can do is to look into it as opportunities for learning. Perseverance is the key in overcoming failures and strengthening your resolution.

Avoid repeating past failures
Another strategy that could keep your goals intact is trying not to make the same resolution year after year. If you do choose to reach for the same goal as before, try to evaluate things like why it was unattainable before and what is different in you now to perceive the possibility that you can do it this time. Layout plans and strategies that are proven effective and change your approach in overcoming unforeseen obstacles.

Get support from family and friends
You may have probably heard this a million times but having someone to support you in reaching your goals can definitely help you to stay on track. Having a solid support
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