How to Prepare Yourself for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Cork board full of colorful sticky notes, each with written New Years Resolutions on them.

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? We are well into January now, and we might be realizing that our resolution this year is not as easy as we thought it was going to be. January 1st is a date where people visualize change, and make goals for the days to come. Can we do that on any other date of the year? Of course! As a society we put a lot of emphasis on January 1st, so what are some tips that can help us stay on track as we navigate the new year with our new resolution? Brad Waters wrote an article for Psychology Today giving us some strategies to set us up for success in 2018! Take a look at his article to read what he means by advising the following strategies:

-Pull a weed by its root

-Prepare now, Commit when truly ready

-Visualize success AND failure

-The Snowball effect

-Is your resolution SMART?

-Reward success