It may be a bit late in the day to talk about New Year’s resolutions, seeing the year is almost half-way through. And according to statistics, less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% actually accomplish them. Still, you may want to be one of those people who want to get back on the wagon even though you may have fallen off.
Why do so few people stick to their New Year’s resolutions? When making resolutions we need to be mindful of where they fit into our overall goals, objectives, and schedules. There’s no point in making a resolution to workout for half an hour every morning if you have to leave for work at 5.30. Be realistic when you are setting your goals.
BTW, what’s the difference between goals and resolutions? Resolutions are broad and vague, goals are actionable, realistic, and measurable: I will walk 30 mins a day, 5 days a week. That’s a goal. A resolution would be to lose 20 pounds for your sister’s wedding. It does not state how you are going to do it or how you will measure your progress and it may or may not be realistic.
Sticking to your resolutions requires commitment. We are all given twenty-four hours every day to work with, but we often try to cram so many things into one day that we barely have enough time to sleep. We need to prioritize our commitments so we don’t run ourselves ragged and have little to show for it at the end of the day.
As you examine your life, ask God to show you where you need to loosen the reins and where you need to tighten, what things you should give up and what you should include in your day to day commitments. Once you have prayerfully considered these things, then you need to stop procrastinating and take the right action that would lead to a sense of balance in your life.
As you work on your goals, ask yourself the following questions. You may write the answers in your journal:
- What commitments do I need to make?
- Are there any commitments I should eliminate?
- How dedicated am I to my commitments?
Once you do those things, you may be in a better position to get back on track with your resolutions.
So, what are your resolutions? To lose weight? Get your diabetes and/or blood pressure under control? Or maybe it’s simply to enjoy life. Whatever it is, you may need help starting or getting back on track. If so, fill out the form below and take the first step to improving your life.
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