What?? Resolutions that are easy to keep? We all know that keeping a resolution is much easier said than done. So when I saw the words easy and resolutions in the same sentence, I had to investigate. What I discovered is that it really depends on your personal goals. (You knew that didn’t you?) I did find these helpful tips:
- Rephrasing a resolution often makes it easier to keep. For example instead of making a resolution to lose weight, eat less sugar, or exercise more—make a resolution to “live longer.” Yep, that should do the trick.
- Start small. If you want to get organized in 2018, pick one small organizational skill you can do in a few minutes each day until you’ve mastered it. Then choose another and another. For example, make sure dirty clothes land in the hamper and not on the floor.
- Set reasonable expectations. If you want to travel more in the new year, set your sights on what you can afford. My bank account can’t handle a trip to a far-off location, however it can handle a day trip each month or two to a nearby town or park. It’s really all about a change of scenery.
I’m not much of a resolution-making gal. If you read between the lines this means I tend to fail miserably and I find no reason to set myself up for failure. However I still have a few days left to ponder the notion.
Are you making resolutions for the
new year? Please share!
Hoping to be inspired!
2 thoughts on “Easy Resolutions to Keep?”
I have made and kept this resolution for years: My New Year’s Resolution is to NOT make a resolution, so far I’ve kept it. Now that I see it in writing though, it seems sort of confusing. hmm. Oh well HAPPY NEW YEAR! TO ALL THE MAILBOX STAFF AND FELLOW TEACHERS!
Keep it happy