New Year’s Resolutions can be accessible – if you commit to the right one
New Year’s resolutions can be tough to keep. “Admit it,” says life coach Laura Berman Fortgang, author of Living Your Best Life. “Even though you set them every year, your New Year’s resolutions rarely stick. In fact, 23 per cent of us break them in a week and 45 per cent by the end of the month.”
Choosing the right goal and the right approach are the keys to resolution success. Here, our life coaches share the biggest roadblocks to resolutions and explain how to choose healthy goals and stay motivated for the long haul.
Pick A Goal That Excites You
“The biggest mistake people make is picking the wrong goal in the first place,” says Talane Miedaner, author of Coach Yourself to Success. “Never set goals that are over a year old, because they’re dead.” Losing weight is a perfect example some people carry that around for decades. “If you still want to slim down after years of trying, then do something different,” she says. “Sign up with a running group and train for a marathon, or take ballroom dancing lessons and enter a dance competition.”
Create A Master Plan
Determine what you actually need to do to achieve your goals that’s your master plan. Maybe you’ll have to wake up an hour earlier to write your best-selling novel, or spend one lunch hour a week volunteering with a nonprofit organization. “To succeed, you have to schedule your goals and make them part of your life,” advises Fortgang. “Put a system in place that will support change by giving you the structure you need.”