It’s the end of 2017 and about one in three of us will make a New Year’s resolution. Maybe most of us stick to our plan for a week but just over 40% are still actively working on their goal six months later.
Here are a few tips to think about if you are motivated to set a resolution for yourself in 2018.
Focus on goals that are realistic and attainable. Setting a resolution that you can’t visualize can lead to frustration right out of the box. Set yourself up for success.
Don’t set your goal without thinking through the plan on how you will get there. Changing behaviors takes time and having a plan can keep you on track and give you a roadmap on how to get there.
Get help! Whether it’s a coach, a friend, a financial counselor, or a community group, share your goal with people who can support you on your journey.
Remember that resolutions are optional. Don’t feel like creating resolutions this year? No sweat! Opportunities to set small goals regularly through the year and achieve them can have lasting effects on your health, well-being, financial status and your relationships.