Resolutions Revisited

  • So how are you doing with those New Year's resolutions? Some estimates say that only 2/3 of us will make it through January and less than 25% achieve their goal.

     

    Naturally here at TDS we'd like to see you keep your resolutions and achieve your goals. Over the years I've learned a few things that could help you.

     

    Think about the benefits you expected when you made the resolution. Are they still important to you? Then use them as motivation to stay with your new course. Perhaps placing reminders where you'll see them and think of them each day would help.

     

    Remember that you're not going to have to struggle with this goal forever. Typically we form a new habit in about a month. Once it becomes a habit it's no longer a struggle. So you don't need to endure forever. Just long enough for it to become a habit.

     

    Often using a good habit to replace a bad one works. Eliminating something in our lives can leave a vacuum. Making it even tougher to persevere. If that's your situation try replacing a bad habit with a good one. For instance, if you've decided that you don't want that drink as soon as you come home from work, replace it with iced tea or a smoothie. You'll be less likely to think of the scotch if you're enjoying a tasty smoothie.

     

    We have some info on the site that could be helpful.
    - Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
    - Successfully Setting Monetary Goals

     

    Keep on Stretching those 2018 Dollars!
    Gary


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