What are they going to be? How are we going to show up as a better employee, partner, parent, friend, volunteer, athlete...? We begin to examine our priorities and pull out the things we care about improving on.
Trending resolutions include getting fit, creating more time and space for family, and one or two professional objectives.
When I think about New Year Resolutions, I am reminded of an activity I was assigned back in grade ?? (can't remember that bit - let's just say between 4-6 perhaps). My teacher asked each of us to chat with ten people and ask them their New Years Resolutions. Then bring the list back to the class to discuss and look for trends. What sticks out to me about this activity was not what those resolutions were, but how guarded each person was when I asked was about their resolution. I remember hearing many, "I will tell you Megan, but please don't share this with anyone else..."
Thinking back on that, I begin to wonder how successful each of those individuals was on achieving their new years goals. Did they have an accountability partner or someone they could tell about their progress? How did they track their progress? How did they celebrate the small successes and the big ones? How did they get back on track when they had an off day or experience?
If you look at fitness club attendance rates you see the increase in January and quick decrease a few short weeks later as many fall off the horse.
My point? If you are going to take the time and energy to select and start on a resolution why not do it with a solid plan. Why not set yourself up for success? Imagine what it would feel like to celebrate having completed that goal in December 2015?
Why not try our 2015: The Best Year Yet program. Create a plan that will hold you accountable throughout the entire year - helping you to identify potential roadblocks, pitfalls and look for new routes around them. Set yourself up for success.
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