Last Minute Tips for Making Lasting New Year’s Resolutions

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, which can mean only one thing; it’s time to put those thoughts and ideas into fruition and come up with your New Year’s resolutions. Even if you’re not into making resolutions, per say, it’s not a bad idea to take some of this advice and apply it to your everyday life as you do make goals and promises to yourself on a regular basis.

The New Year means you get to make goals and feel a sense of success prior to beginning. However, many people fail. To ensure you don’t fail with your resolutions, here are some simple tips to consider when making yours.

Don’t Think About Just the Moment

One mistake many people make when making resolutions is the short term. Instead of saying you want to lose weight for an upcoming wedding or vacation, consider your entire life. If you need to lose a few pounds, you need to do it for your overall health; not a trip to Jamaica. This knowledge helps you to understand that the resolution you’re making is not a simple three or four month goal; it’s a lifetime change for the better.

Don’t Focus on Perfection

If your resolution is to exercise for one hour each day and you fail, don’t sweat it and give up. Sometimes you simply have to understand that perfection is not attainable and it will help you to forgive your mistakes and move on rather than giving up all together.

Plan for Other Outcomes

Sometimes the problem with New Year’s Resolutions is the fact that you become obsessed with a very specific outcome and when it doesn’t happen you simply give up. Focus on the fact that there are sometimes different outcomes to different situations and the one you actually find yourself living could be much better for you than the one you originally envisioned.

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