Happy New Year! As we start a new year, many of us look to make positive changes in our lives by setting resolutions. Whether it's to eat healthier, exercise more, or save money, resolutions give us a chance to reflect on the past year and set goals for the future.
But how successful are we at actually achieving our resolutions? According to a survey conducted by the University of Scranton, only 8% of people who make resolutions are successful in achieving them. This might sound discouraging, but it's important to remember that setting resolutions and working towards them is a process and it takes time and effort.
One key to success is to set specific, achievable goals. Instead of resolving to "exercise more," try setting a specific goal like "exercise three times a week for 30 minutes." This way, you have a clear plan of action and can track your progress.
Another tip is to enlist the support of friends and family. Having accountability can help you stay on track and give you the motivation you need to achieve your goals.
It's also important to be patient with yourself and remember that setbacks are a normal part of the process. Don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results or if you have a setback. It's all part of the journey towards improving yourself and your life. I recently took to the streets (so to speak) and Interviewed several people in the community about New Year's Resolutions and you can find that video on our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure.
So, as you make your resolutions for the new year, remember to be kind to yourself and take it one step at a time. With determination and a little bit of effort, you can make 2023 your best year yet.
By: JereMy J. Rankins MA LPC AKA Therapy Swag