With the new year just around the corner, many of us are starting to reflect on this past year and consider implementing some changes for 2019. Unfortunately, resolutions are often difficult to commit to and many of us break promises we made to ourselves within just a few weeks.
So how do we make changes that stick? According to The American Psychology Association, it is important to “start small…Make resolutions that you think you can keep. If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule three or four days a week at the gym instead of seven.”
Another approach is to resolve to be attentive to your life by resolving to consider alternatives. In 2019 when you are having a bad day, remember that you can choose to adjust your path or to set aside time to understand the source of your dissatisfaction.
Make a resolution to resolve — starting with a simple commitment to yourself to make the changes that you know are necessary. The best part is that these changes can start today! Resolutions and commitments to self improvement do not need to wait until the new year. They can start any time!
Take small steps, commit to yourself, and be proud of what you accomplish.