Resolutions You Can Keep: DO. Don’t Quit. Put Yourself First.

We are closing in on being three weeks in to the New Year.  How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions?

Did you decide to tackle any of the ‘big ones’?  Lose weight?  Get organized?  Spend less, save more? Quit smoking?  Enjoy life to the fullest? If so, I hope you have been able to stick to it.  Statistics say that only about 75% of people even make it through the first week and that number drops to 64% past the first month.

Part of the problem, is of course, a lofty, broad goal.  ‘Lose Weight’ or ‘Get Organized’ doesn’t really define how we plan to ‘resolve’ what we would like to change.

But instead of talking further about the ‘if’s’ and ‘maybes’ of resolutions, I want to offer you an alternative:

Instead of resolving to ‘quit’ something in your life, put your self first and ADD something that makes you happy.

Resolve to take 15 minutes a day just for you.

Resolve to add a class you’ve always wanted to take.

Resolve to add reading time every night with your kids.

Resolve to take an evening to yourself when the kids go to bed – at least once a week: take a bath, read a book, have a glass of wine, call a friend.

Have you made any resolutions this year and are you sticking to them?  Better yet, are any of your resolutions ones that put YOU first?  Would love to hear from you.

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