What’s your New Year’s Resolution? If don’t have one yet, but there is still time. I love New Year’s. I feel like you can officially start fresh on basically anything with a resolution. I went to www.43things.com, and found lots of information on goal setting here are some tips from Lia Steakley Dicker.
1) Be deliberate-Resist the urge to impulsively make pledges for the upcoming year based on what’s bothering you at a specific moment. Spend a week, or longer, evaluating your priorities for the new year and think about how your resolution fits with these objectives.
2) Leave the past behind- Refrain from adopting old resolutions to prevent past regrets from following you into the future. Instead, redefine failed goals. If “lose weight” didn’t work last year, consider the new approaches of “eat healthier” or “exercise five days a week”
3) Stay positive-Swearing off bad habits such as “I will never bite my nails again” only emphasizes the forbidden behavior. For better results, cast resolutions in a flattering light and vow to “Take better care of my hands and nails”
4) Shorten the deadline-Recent research found 80 percent of people don’t keep their resolution past Valentine’s Day. Maintain yours until July 1 and you will have accomplished more than most. We’re betting the buzz you get from successfully making reaching the six-month mark will carry you the rest of the year.
5) Define the obstacles-Acknowledging and preparing for the challenges upfront allows you to better navigate bumps in the road ahead.
6) Go public with your plans-Telling others about your goals helps you in a couple of ways. Writing the goals down and sharing them with others can increase your sense of responsibility to meet your objectives. It also gives others insight into what you are trying to accomplish and opens new doors for support.
I always make goals. This year my goal is to be more optimistic. I will be putting a sticky note on my bathroom mirror to remind me to be positive each and every day. There is always room for improvement with oneself. If you can’t think of a New Year’s resolution, try being more fashion forward. Easier said than done, I know. Go to www.imagebylauren.com, and get started in no time at all.