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5 Doable New Year's Resolutions

5 Doable New Year's Resolutions

Nearly half of all Americans make New Year's Resolutions every year. Sadly, research conducted at the University of Scranton reveals that only eight percent succeed in reaching their New Year's goals. The good news is, you can greatly improve your chances of success with a little mindfulness and attention to the specific New Year's resolutions you make this year. If you are ready to set out on the road to self-improvement, consider these easy-to-achieve New Year's resolutions.

Motivation

We all know it takes willpower and motivation to reach your goals. Try these techniques for strengthening your willpower and maintaining motivation.

  • Set Daily Intentions. Setting daily intentions allows you to tackle important changes you want to see in your life without becoming overwhelmed by year-long goals that may soon seem impossible to meet. Because you get to set and meet a new goal every day, you will feel more accomplished and better able to tackle bigger goals in the future. Keep these goals realistic but in line with long-term changes you wish to make. For example, if your goal is to become a kinder and gentler person in 2019, set a daily intention to do something for someone with no expectation of praise or reward. Completing that daily goal will move you forward toward your long-term goal. 
  • Prioritize To-Do Lists. Learn to tackle the most difficult or challenging item on your to-do list first. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and will free you from needless worry about getting it done. Getting the tough stuff done early in the day will also increase your motivation and give you more energy to accomplish your other goals.
  • Keep Your Word. Every time you commit to an activity or event, you make a promise that you will follow through. Breaking these promises can leave you feeling a bit like a failure and leave others wondering if they can count on you. Learn to be realistic about your time and resources and only make promises when you know you can follow through. This may mean learning to prioritize the demands and your time and saying no to some requests, but you will feel better knowing others can count on you and will be more motivated to succeed with your other goals, too.

Learn to tackle the most difficult or challenging item on your to-do list first. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and will free you from needless worry about getting it done.

Improved Health

If getting healthier is one of your overall goals for 2019, break it down into manageable steps to improve your chances of success. According to experts in the field, most of us fail to attain our New Year's resolutions because we set too many goals, set goals that are too difficult to attain or we are not specific enough with our goals and cannot measure whether we reach them or not. For example, many people strive to eat healthier or lose weight in the new year but never set specific goals or steps to help them succeed. Try these tips for improving your health in 2019.

  • Eat Your Greens. Nearly everyone knows that green-leafy vegetables are brimming with vitamins and minerals, but it isn't always easy to remember to eat them. If you are a veggie-lover, go ahead and set a goal of eating your greens every day, but if your family tends to shy away from veggies, try adding fresh greens a few nights a week and work your way toward including them in your daily meals.
  • Take the Stairs. Taking the stairs is an easy way to bump up the amount of exercise you get every day and can lead to improved health and weight loss, too. If your goal is to get more exercise, begin with taking the stairs each day and work up to other physical activities.

If your New Year's resolution includes improving the appearance of your home or keeping it sparkling clean, stop by our blog for quick ideas for meeting your goals. Wanting to move in the New Year? At Aria Properties, we can help! Contact us today to get started.