No wonder why so many people are giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. The whole idea is ridiculous, and if you’re not careful, it can lead to a lot of disappointment. We all know that feeling when we make a resolution for the new year- our excitement fades as soon as reality sets in. It’s just too easy to find excuses to give up before you even get started!
But there might be hope for breaking free from this cycle – here are some tips and tricks to help keep your resolutions alive:
Don’t make your goals too easy. If you set a goal that is unrealistic, it will be hard to stick with and maintain the momentum of your resolution. Make sure your resolutions are realistic so they’re doable!
Write them down – studies show that just writing out what our resolutions are can help us stay on track because we write things down in black and white instead of letting them float around in our heads until we forget about them or don’t think they’re possible anymore.
Start small- one new habit at a time. It’s always best not to overwhelm yourself by trying to change everything all at once if you want any chance of succeeding! Once you’ve mastered a few habits, then add more.
Aim for progress, not perfection. No one is perfect (except maybe Beyoncé) and that’s okay! Don’t get discouraged if you have a few slips ups or setbacks during your process of making these changes in your life. What matters most is the overall trend- are you moving closer to where you want to be?
Don’t make resolutions too easy, they won’t be doable long term and it will take longer than necessary to reach them. Write down what goals you’ve set so that when we’re having thoughts like “oh I can’t eat less sugar,” we see our list with all the reasons why we could .
Aim for progress, not perfection. No one is perfect (except maybe Beyoncé) and that’s okay! Don’t get discouraged if you have a few slips ups or setbacks during your process of making these changes in your life. What matters most is the overall trend- are you moving closer to where you want to be? *
I hope this helps! Happy New Year :)” –added paragraph break– “It takes about four weeks before noticing any significant results from changing habits so don’t give up too quickly!”
A version of this blog post can be found at thekristin.life, where I share more about my journey and why you’ll love to read it!
In today’s society, it seems like every child in a classroom is diagnosed with ADHD.
At this point I am wondering why are we labeling all these children as having some type of disorder when they really don’t need to be labeled? There needs to be more research done on what makes people information processing differently than others so that the diagnosis can be determined based off of more evidence rather than just one person’s opinion. The way someone processes and stores new information will affect how they learn for rest of their life because if you cannot process for long periods at a time then your memory retention will not be very high. For example, speaking before writing down thoughts would make it hard to remember or write them later while doing something else