Fixing broken New Year’s resolutions

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It happens…New Year…New you! But then things go off plan…it’s not happening! Can you fix the situation? You can, but it requires a blend of reflection, adjustment, and commitment. What then has to happen?

Reflect on the Resolution: Understand why you weren’t able to stick to your resolution. Was it too ambitious? Did circumstances change? Understanding the root cause is crucial for making effective changes.

Evaluate Realistically: Assess whether your resolution is still feasible and meaningful to you. Sometimes, circumstances change, and your priorities may shift. It’s then okay to adjust your goals accordingly.
Set Specific, Achievable Goals: Break down your resolution into smaller, manageable goals. Make sure they are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).

Create a Plan: Outline the steps you need to take to achieve your goals. A well-defined plan provides clarity and direction, making it easier to stay focused and motivated.

Seek Support: Share your goals with friends, family, or a support group. Having a support system can provide encouragement, motivation, and accountability. Have you shared with your work colleagues?

Stay Flexible: Be prepared to adapt your plan as needed. Life is unpredictable, and you may encounter obstacles along the way. Being flexible allows you to adjust your approach without giving up on your goals.

Don’t beat yourself up! It’s normal to face setbacks and challenges. Instead of being hard on yourself, practice self-compassion. Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, and don’t let setbacks derail your progress.

Celebrate Progress: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Celebrating milestones boosts your confidence and motivation, making it easier to stay committed to your goals.

Stay Consistent: Consistency is key to achieving long-term success. Make your resolution a priority and incorporate it into your daily routine. Even on days when you don’t feel motivated, stick to your plan, and keep moving forward.

Review and Adjust Regularly: Periodically review your progress and adjust your goals and strategies as needed. Stay proactive and make changes to your plan to ensure continued progress towards your goal!
Remember, the journey towards achieving your goals may not always be smooth, but with perseverance, dedication, and a positive mindset, you can overcome challenges and turn your New Year’s resolutions into reality.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu