Happy New Year! If you made a resolution, you’re not alone. About 45% of us make New Year’s resolutions- but only 8% of people who make them achieve their goal. A third of us will abandon those resolutions by the end of January.
Making resolutions at the turn of the calendar appears to date back to ancient times – the Babylonians and Romans used the beginning of the calendar to make oaths and promises.
The best way to keep a resolution? Share it and focus on the process once you’ve set the goal. People that are focused on the how and why of a resolution vs. the ultimate outcome tend to have greater success.
Tips to help you make and keep resolutions:
- Be realistic
- Keep it simple
- Make specific goals
- Take action – getting started is often the most difficult
- Do it for yourself
- Create mini goals along the way
- Use the buddy system
- Try and fix what didn’t work if you’ve made the resolution before
- Be your own fan!