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How to Accomplish New Year's Resolutions

11:47:00 AM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

Happy New Year!! For the past few years I have been doing a really good job of accomplishing my new year's resolutions that I set for myself.  I don't accomplish all of them, but most of them.  I have always felt like there is no point in making a list if you are just going to forget about it.  New Year's is the perfect opportunity to start fresh.  Here are some tips that I try to follow every year.

1.  Get a planner and write in it.
I think  they are very important for managing time.  I am the type of person that loves making lists.  Any time I feel overwhelmed or stressed, I make a list.  My planners really help to keep life organized.

floral planner
I got this one for Christmas from my fiancé!

2.  Think about what you want most and limit it to about 5.
Having a small list is much more realistic.  Of course it's good to think about every thing you want to change and fix but there is a very small chance you will actually succeed.

3.  Make your goals very specific so you know what to aim for.
I think when you say exactly what you want, it is more clear in your head.  It's always easier for me to have a clear vision if I can set a quantitative goal.  The more specific, the better.

Example: I want to loose 10 pounds by August.

4.  Think about ways you can work on your goals. 
Be proactive.  Think about things you can do to get closer to accomplishing your goals.  Think about the actual steps you will take.

5. Stay positive
If you aren't doing a great job, keep it positive.  It's never too late to turn it around.  If you get off track it's best to stay positive and not give up.

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