How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work?

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work?

All great goals! And probably ones you make year after year. Sadly, New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being left by the wayside rather quickly. About 77% of people who make New
Year’s resolutions break them within a few weeks. Even with that statistic, making resolutions is actually a good thing. The key is making them in a way that sets you up for success! You can make your New Year’s resolutions before the New Year arrives, or even soon after the first of the year. There is nothing magical about making those decisions or starting on January 1st.

With the year coming to an end, it’s natural to look back at the year. We start to think ahead to the coming year and what we’d like to accomplish. Seeing where you’ve been and where you want
to go gives you clarity. You can envision what it is that you want without the pressure that comes with making a resolution on exactly January 1st.

New Year’s resolutions in particular tend to be grand and lofty and lacking in specifics. There is so much pressure to start on January 1st that it can literally stop you before you even start. So, why not pick another date that works for you? Why not before or after the celebrations? There is no right or wrong time to make a change. Having a workable plan can be a huge confidence booster!

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