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When you make your New Year’s resolutions, you’re excited to bring a new change to your life, but it may be hard to stick to your goals as the year goes on. The following suggestions will help you make sure you achieve your resolution for the new year.
Don’t overdo it. It can be overwhelming to have a large goal in mind, so make sure your resolution is attainable. You don’t want to overstress yourself on a project that was meant to better yourself.
Work with a partner. Whether your resolution is to lose weight, start a new hobby or finish a long-awaited project, complete your task with a partner. One of your family members or friends will provide dependability but also fun to your intended project.
Make a list to stay on task. By making a weekly or monthly list, you can create a to-do list to help your resolution come true. The list will organize your goals for you, so you know where to start. Plus, when you accomplished your resolution at the end of the year, you can look back on your notes to see what works best for you to help you achieve your goals.
Do your research. Depending on what your resolution is, you can research how to best accomplish it. Others may have done what you are trying to do and a quick internet search could provide that information for you. In addition to directions, you could find support online by searching and joining a support group that could help guide you along your journey.
Setting goals can be difficult, if you want help, contact Mercy EAP at (319) 398-6694 to schedule a video, phone or in-person appointment.