HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY BLOG FAMILY!!!!
What are you doing to bring in 2008??
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?? How did you do with last year’s resolutions??
Character Corner wants to know. Let’s talk about it. Let the comments begin.
SIDEBAR: According to Healthminds.org, "the most important point to consider when deciding on your resolutions is to decide if you are truly willing to make the change in your life."
The following are tips to help you make and keep your resolutions for the coming year:
1. Try again. Everyone has made, and broken past resolutions, that does not mean that you won’t succeed this time. Start with a positive approach, including thinking about what has disrupted your good intentions in the past. Don’t discourage yourself with a negative outlook.
2. Don’t make too many resolutions. Trying to eat better, exercise more, quit smoking, and reduce stress is too much to tackle at once. Pick a realistic, attainable goal with a reasonable time frame.
3. Choose your own resolution. Make sure this is something that you want to accomplish for yourself and not for friends or family. When you attain the goal they will benefit from your success as well.
4. Make a plan and write it down. Plan what you’d like to accomplish in three or six months. Achieving small goals over time gives you a sense of accomplishment and motivation to keep going. Writing your goals down is a good way to keep track of your progress.
5. Involve friends and family. They can support your efforts, and can motivate you to keep going. Setting a personal goal is not a “promise” which can never be broken. Don’t paint yourself into a corner by overstating what can be a realistic change you plan to make.
6. Forgive yourself. If you get off track, don’t think that you failed. Review your plan and make adjustments.
7. Congratulate yourself. Reward yourself when your intermediate goals or resolutions are met.