10 Tips for Writing Resolutions


10. Look back and appreciate the previous year.


Many of you will say, “Sure, I do that,” but how many of you sit down and take the hour it will take to write out a well-considered list of the Top 10 pros and Top 10 cons of the year just passed? How about a top 10 list of the mistakes you made last year, or the best moments? How about a list of the things you learned, or your favorite new people you met? Wouldn't it be cool to have a list of your best memories from previous years?


9. Set your goals for YOU


Try to ignore a lot of the societal expectations and advice of friends and family. What does your heart tell you, you really need to do. Now also consult your brain and sprinkle in a bit of the sage advice from those you trust and respect.


8. Don’t make too many resolutions


A lot of people want to do re-invent themselves and swear they are going to do it all over the upcoming year.  Being somewhat realistic, there probably are a few people who will succeed wildly in doing that, but most global changes in our lives require a lot from us, so planning a list of substantial changes might be setting yourself up for failure, right? Lets keep it direct and to the point. How do you really need to affect change your own life?


7. Set deadlines


Lots of people say what they want, some of them even make resolutions. The people who are serious about change set deadlines.


6. Task friends & family


You don’t have to keep all your resolutions a secret and sure it might feel a little like cheating, but you can task friends and family with reminding you of the promises you’ve made to yourself as well. Ask them to help police you and then don’t resent them, thank them, when they do.


5. Don’t over-whelm yourself


Like if you want to get in better shape, great!!! But be careful about joining yoga, Taibo, kickboxing, pilates and running groups all in the same year.


4. Realize life is a marathon, not a sprint


3. Try to get a friend or family member to team up with you


2. Put it on your calendar


Don’t just say you want to do it. Plan to do it.


1. Put them where you will see them



Few things work as well as a constant visual reminder. Print a list of your resolution, or resolutions and post it where you will see it everyday and it will remind you of your heart’s desire.

 

 

By: Evan Marquisee
12/31/14

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1 comment(s).
imran - 6/24/2016 2:36:55 AM
This is so informative and helpful - thank you!! The information about running online/group programs is especially helpful and makes a lot of sense in this virtual age.


Thanks
Imran

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