with those pesty New Year’s resolutions. I have researched them and find that the following make the top of the list:
- Improve physical well-being: eat better, exercise more, lose weight, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, etc.
- Improve mental well-being: think positively, enjoy life
- Improve finances: get out of debt, make a budget and stick to it.
- Improve self: become more organized, manage time, reduce stress
- Spend quality time with family members
- Take a trip
- Improve career: perform better at current job, get a new job
- Make new friends: improve social skills
- Be more involved in sports or different activities
- Volunteer to help others: practice life skills, give to a charity
My daughter in Atlanta started the new year off in a big way by organizing her linen closet. Time to get rid of old clothes and toys and all of the “stuff” that we may not need but others may actually want and enjoy. Hmmm, what’s next, maybe the playroom?!!
Whatever your new years resolutions are if any, be realistic. The most common reason for participants failing was setting unrealistic goals for themselves (35%). Remember, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time! So hang in there ……. HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY RESOLUTIONS – Now, get to work !