Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 6:48 am
Millions of people made New Year’s resolutions for 2017 — are you one of them? If so, your job now is to find ways to keep your resolutions this year. Almost one-half of Americans make resolutions each year, but only eight percent are successful. Below are tips on how you can be one of the small percentages of Americans that keep their resolutions for 2017.
Don’t Stop If You Slip
It is not the fact that you slip that is important. It is the fact that you don’t stop trying. Don’t let minor setbacks or failures be an excuse for giving up on your New Year’s resolutions. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on track.
Make Specific Goals
If you make a resolution to “save money,” you will have a tougher time keeping your resolution than if you make a resolution to save 100 dollars. By having a specific goal, you can plan detailed steps to achieve that goal. When a goal is general, it is much more difficult to plan a winning strategy to reach that goal.
Set Mini-Goals to Measure Success
Again, if you say, “I am going to add $1,200 to my savings this year,” you are more likely to give up before you reach your goal. However, if you set up a way to measure your progress, such as $100 per month, you can see yourself steadily making progress. Knowing you are making progress gives you the incentive to keep going when you face challenges throughout the year.
Schedule Time to Keep Your Resolution
If you resolve to lose weight, read more books, garden, or learn how to play the piano, it will be impossible for you to keep your resolution if you don’t make time in your schedule. Schedule time to work out, practice, or take lessons to reach your goals. When you schedule regular “appointments” for yourself, you will find it much easier to keep your resolutions.
Write It Down and Share It
Put your resolutions in writing and post them somewhere you can see them each day. For example, write your resolution on a notecard and place the card on the bathroom mirror where you will see it at least twice a day. In addition, share your resolution with your family and friends. Sharing your resolution with others accomplishes two goals. Your family and friends can hold you accountable by asking how you are doing and they can give you support and cheer you on as you work to keep your resolutions.
As you work to meet your goals in 2017, be patient. Anything worth accomplishing takes time. You may see rapid gains, but you may also experience painfully slow phases. To make lasting change, you must invest not only your effort but your time.
Happy New Year From Your Sacramento Personal Injury Attorneys
Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys wish you a safe and enjoyable New Year. We hope you and your family don’t need our services in 2017. However, if you are injured in an accident, we are here to help you. Let our attorneys handle the legal battle for compensation while you focus on your recovery.
Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Sacramento accident attorney.