It’s hard to believe that another year is already drawing to a close. It seems like only yesterday you were donning your party hat and making resolutions for this year! Speaking of resolutions, what ever happened to yours anyway?
Have you slipped a little since the beginning of the year, or did time move so fast that you didn’t seem able to put them in place? The year may be winding down, but there is still time to catch up on those old resolutions just in time to start fresh on yet another year. Here are some quick fixes on how to catch up on those New Year’s resolutions.
Make a Plan and Put it in Writing
Is there part of your resolution that you can realistically accomplish this month? If your goal was to exercise more, for example, can you find time to hit the gym? It may be that you lapsed a little on this goal because time seemed to keep slipping away from you.
Rather than continuing to put off achieving your goal, make time to sit down and write in a calendar when you plan on working toward it. The simple act of putting something in your calendar makes it much more likely that you will actually do it.
Take a Goal Vacation
One of the great things about the holidays is that they offer plenty of time away from day to day activities, which can be a great time to catch up on things we’ve been meaning to do.
If you have a day or two off of work, tell your friends and family that you are busy, and use the time to complete task that you’ve been meaning to do, or even just make some headway. Have a specific end goal in mind and make sure it’s something you can realistically do within the time you’ve given yourself.
Work With a Buddy
Do you have a friend or loved one who is also vocal about wishing they were more caught up on their goals or resolutions? Use them as a resource. Talk to them about the things you both want to accomplish and set dates that you would both like to have certain goals met by.
If you are both trying to achieve a similar goal, like going to kickboxing on a regular basis, you can keep each other company, but in any case, you can check in with one another with regard to the progress that you are making.
Think of Your 2014 Resolutions as a Continuation of Your 2013 Ones
Do not be discouraged if you have not fully realized all of the resolutions you made this year. Remember that progress of any kind is an ongoing journey and the harder you are on yourself, the less likely you are to actually follow through on the goals you set.
Make your 2014 resolutions early and you will be able to view the work you are doing now as a head start on the the things you’d like to accomplish next year.
Teresa Thomas is a beauty and lifestyle blogger who helps with promotion of tanning salons at Hollywood Tans.
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