Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Three Simple Questions To Ask Yourself To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Alive

At the start of the New Year, most of us made promises to ourselves (i.e., lose weight, new job, save more). Now that the first month of 2018 is over, it's time to take stock on how well we're doing.

Some of us may need to make some adjustments. One way, is to look inside ourselves to make sure our inner self is on the right track." Here are three questions to ask.
Are You Being Honest With Yourself? How do you really feel about the thing you want to change--your body, your work, your finances?. It’s only when you admit the truth about your feelings to yourself that you can do anything about a situation so that change can occur.

How Faithful Are You? Not to your spouse or significant other (although that's obviously important). But how faithful are you to your commitment to get healthier, learn another skill, get a better job, save more? Do you have a 'tomorrow' attitude? Or an 'it’ll never happen, why bother' attitude? Instead, learn how to better meet your commitments to yourself--through setting baby-step goals, or brainstorming strategies with friends/counselors, reading up on what’s worked for others. It feels great to live up to your commitments. It’s a sure path to success.

What is Your Sense of Responsibility? Whenever something wonky happens, do you look first for someone to blame, including yourself? Or do you quickly start looking for a possible solution to whatever happened? Blame never gets anything done. Blaming yourself only makes you feel bad, and blaming others may make you feel good in the moment, but you’re still stuck with the issue.

Being honest with yourself, faithful and committed to a goal and willing to take responsibility are the first steps to problem-solving and reaching you New Year's Resolution goals. It's not too late. Real change never comes easy or quickly.

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