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So tell me, do you believe in New Year’s Resolutions? Are you the kind of person who writes lists of goals every year around January 1, with the intention of seeing them all through? Or, have you given up on resolutions, finding they don’t really work for you; that you never keep them anyway?
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology at the University of Scranton, 45% of Americans make resolutions, 17% make them infrequently, and 38% absolutely never make them. Of those who make resolutions, only 8% are actually successful in achieving them.
If this is the case, then it doesn’t bode well for resolutions. But what if you actually want to make changes in your life this year? What if there are things you’re really not happy with such as your relationships, your weight, your physical health, or your self-care regime? What if you actually want to set intentions or goals and actually keep them?
We believe resolutions are totally doable if you go about them in the right way. Consider the following…
“Curb your enthusiasm; don’t over goal-set and under deliver. This only leads to disappointment and a total “quitting” scenario. Better to transition in small increments of success based on habit building , achievable goals, and doable tasks.Design a recipe for success for YOU, not something borrowed from someone else. This isn’t a competition with others, it is an exercise in self-love and prioritizing your health and well-being as a lifelong gift to yourself and those who love you.—Renee Jacoby, Healthy Heart Meals Personal Support Consultant
Here are some great articles, which we think will also help you in your quest to make and keep resolutions this year:
How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Theresa Albert (Huffington Post Canada)
6 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions (Forbes)
We’d love to know what tricks you use to see your resolutions through (please comment below). And, if your resolutions have to do with eating well and/or losing weight, be sure to check out Healthy Heart Meal’s amazing selection of affordable meal plans that can help make these resolutions a reality.
All the best for a happy and successful new year!