Well, it’s that time of year again. We tell ourselves that 2015 is going to be a great year. (And I do wish that for all of my readers!) We resolve to set goals and write plans for achieving them. We begin with a sense of excitement.
I’ve learned from past disappointments when I could not sustain my excitement and lost my way trying to fulfill my action plan. I want to share some tips that have helped me keep my resolutions. Let me know what you what your think of them and send me your own!
- Think of your resolutions as the beginning of your Great Adventure. Don’t think of your resolutions as obligations but rather as incentives to bring more fulfillment into your life.
- Break your Action Plan into small bite-size steps. Instead of trying for four gym workouts each at the start, begin with three.
- Cut yourself some slack: Don’t blame yourself if you are only able to hit the weights two times – you have still achieved 67 percent of your goal. Be kind and patient with yourself.
- Don’t be afraid of your limitations. (And drop that label “weaknesses.”) Work through your limitations.
- Avoid distractions. Segregate your emails and phone calls from those times when you are working on your resolutions.
- Focus on one thing at a time. Banish multi-tasking from your action repertoire.
- Consider a coach or a mentor. We all need someone to guide, support and hold us accountable.
There you have it. Please let me know how it goes. I care!