by Frank Griffin
So, why do New Year’s resolutions have such a low success rate? There are many reasons, but setting unrealistic expectations with all or nothing goals with little wiggle room are in most cases the biggest culprits.
If you look at each day as a new year and commit to goals that are realistic by making small changes, you can accomplish almost any goal. And instead of making resolutions, you can do other things that will help build your confidence throughout the year and years to come.
Here are some steps you can take to help you achieve the goals you set for yourself every day of the year. And remember, January 1 is not the only beginning, each day is a new opportunity for a new beginning.
Declutter the Environment You Live in – Whether it is your house, office or the things you do throughout the day, take an inventory and discard everything you don’t need. This will let you enjoy your home, place of work, and the people you interact with.
Start a Project of Something You Always Wanted to Do – Now that you have removed the clutter in your life, you will have more time. And with this time you could do something you’ve always wanted to do. The point is to do something that you really, really, really wanted to do. For this particular goal, try to make it all about enjoying yourself.
Help Someone – If you have never volunteered, there are many organizations in desperate need of help. And it doesn’t have to be money. You can lend your time, expertise and life experiences to improve the quality of life of another person or animals.
Recognize Your Accomplishments – Most people don’t recognize how much they accomplish throughout the year. You don’t have to solve world peace for it be an accomplishment, but the simple act of recognizing them will show how much you do.
At the end of the day, you can set goals and start them anytime. You don’t need a New Year’s resolution or for it to be a Monday.