As I’ve been talking about on this blog recently, this is definitely the season for thinking about what changes we may want to make in our lives. I know not everyone is making resolutions this year, and that’s totally cool. I don’t always make them either. I do think that most of us make goals in our lives though, and a lot of research on resolutions can apply to goals as well.
Every year, there’s almost as much coverage on breaking resolutions as there is on making them. And I am the first to admit that I am very guilty of this in the past and even still. Some resolutions seem better on paper. Sometimes my priorities change. And sometimes I am just really bad at forecasting what I will be able to accomplish in a single year. It’s okay though… I think that I learn more from the resolutions I fail to keep than the ones I make.
If you’re curious to see how many goals or resolutions you’ll stick to this year, I have a great Blogthings quiz for you. I based this quiz on current research for keeping resolutions, and I hope you find it helpful. My best tip for keeping resolutions are to pick something you really want. The more motivated you are internally, the more likely you will be to stick with your resolution. I also recommend making your resolution fairly small – you want it to be attainable. Finally, it can help to know the steps you’ll take to reach your goal. Action points are useful 🙂
To see if you’ll keep your New Year’s resolutions, take my quiz: Will You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution? Did you find this quiz helpful? Let me know!
Discussion questions: Are you good at reaching your goals? What is a goal or New Year’s Resolution that you failed to reach one year.
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