What Happened To Your New Year’s Resolutions
So, we are halfway through 2016 and many of you have broken those resolutions that you vowed to keep in the beginning of the year. Some of you did not even make it out of January before giving up on them.
No worries, do not beat yourself up over those resolutions. I learned a very valuable thing from one of my college professors.
He taught me that you can always hit that reset button on life. Your resolutions are no different. The wonderful thing is that you can pick right back up on trying to keep them.
Before you pick back up on trying to keep those resolutions, you have to know why you stopped doing them in the first place.
Whether it was trying to lose weight, quitting your job, or travelling more, knowing why you were not successful in keeping them will help you when you make another attempt at them.
Below are four reasons why you did not stick with your New Year’s resolutions.
1. They were not realistic resolutions
Many times when making resolutions, or goals in general, we have to be realistic with them. For example, if I wanted to lose 100 pounds, I cannot expect to lose all 100 pounds in one month. That is not realistic, or safe in general. It is good to aim high with resolutions, but you have to be realistic as well.
2. Watching too much T.V. / Social Media
This is a very big one. T. V. and social media takes up a lot of time in many of our days. If you are devoting many hours watching Netflix or being on Facebook, you will find that there is little to no time left to work on those New Year’s resolutions.
There is nothing wrong with watching T. V. or being on social media, but with anything in life, moderation is the key. Work on those resolutions first and whatever time you have left can go to watching T.V. and social media.
You would be surprised at how many times fear will stop you from achieving your goals. Many times the fear comes in many forms. One of the forms is excuses. We will come up with all the excuses in the world to get out of doing what we set out to do.
Deep down inside we may be holding on to the fear of failure. The fear of failure will cause us to not really try hard so we can use that as an excuse for not succeeding.
4. No plan was put into place
When trying to complete any goal or resolution, you must have a plan in place on how you will achieve it.
Without a plan, there is no structure or guide to accomplishing those resolutions.
This is one of the main reasons why people fall short on their New Year’s resolutions. With every resolution set, a plan on how you are going to get it done should accompany it.
It is good to want to lose weight, but how will you get it done and stick to it.
With five months left in the year, hit that reset button and take another crack at those New Year’s resolutions.
Now that you know some of the reasons why you fell short, you can be better prepared for success. Good luck!