Each and every year as December draws to a close, many of us usually make some sort of New Year’s resolution. It’s pretty easy to spout out the things you’d like to see change in your life, but much more difficult to actually attain them. Year after year we tell ourselves we’re going to do this or stop doing that and after many unsuccessful tries, we may just stop making any sort of resolution all together. Why is that? Because most of the time we never keep to our promises, our resolutions because we have no plan.
If you are really serious about a resolution this year, you can succeed with just a little help and a planned approach. A lot of the time our resolutions are pretty lofty and great in theory, but can be difficult because there usually are changes that must be made in order to achieve what we’ve identified as our goals and personal promises. To ensure that you can attain your goals you must be reasonable and realistic. If your plans involve few, smaller changes rather than large life altering ones you’ll be more likely to follow through because you won’t feel defeated by what may seem to be hopeless.
Besides a plan, you could also enlist a “support system” of friends and family to help you stay on task. For instance, say a group of traveling nurses you’ve worked with wants to improve their physical health and well being. You can all combine your goals and help one another by taking baby steps together and celebrating every small goal that ultimately leads to the bigger picture. By doing so, you will help everyone stay motivated and before you know it you’ll be looking back at 2011 and say, “take that New Year!”
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