The start of a new year brings so much promise. Many use this time to reset their lives in different ways—whether they decide to kick a bad habit, start a healthy one, or turn a dream into reality, there is so much hope and determination when the new year rolls in!
Sometimes, New Year resolutions are a bit too lofty to sustain. We may set extremely high expectations without the steps to succeed. Often times, those who dream to run that marathon, drink more water, or quit an addictive habit fall short a few weeks after setting out on the path. Year after year we see a rise in new gym memberships in January but empty gyms in February.
It’s important to set goals, but also be realistic with yourself on a game plan and a time frame to get there. This article on Seven Steps for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick by Harvard Health Publishing offers a step by step plan to start and end your new year by accomplishing all your goals. Here are the highlights!
Don’t be discouraged by previous years. Allow yourself to dream big and hope for wonderful things in 2021, then put in the work to make them happen! We can all overcome hard things.
Happy New Year!