Now that 2023 is halfway completed, WVJC wants to check in to see how everyone is keeping up with their new year’s resolutions!
Have you had a difficult time sticking to your resolutions? Or perhaps you need some assistance setting good habits for the rest of the year. If this sounds like you, continue reading to learn WVJC” s top four tips for keeping up with your resolutions all year long.
Take A Closer Look At Your Goals For The Year
First, let’s closely examine the resolutions you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. If you had trouble keeping up with your resolution as the year went on, there’s a chance that you set yourself too big of a goal and found it unrealistic.
Setting SMART goals can allow you to break down your large go into smaller, more attainable goals. Setting small steps will enable you to stay on track to accomplish your overall goal.
Reevaluate Your Resolutions
As you look closer at the resolutions you set for yourself six months ago, ask yourself if the goal is still relevant to where you are now. Suppose you set a resolution that no longer makes sense for our current situation. In that case, adapting it to something that will benefit your life now is okay. For example, let’s say your new year’s resolution was to start nursing school to set yourself up for a better future. But after researching nursing schools, you decide that nursing isn’t the right career for you, and you choose to pursue a different field instead.
You can adjust your resolution to attending school for a different program that you will enjoy that better aligns with your goal of bettering your future. Just because you set one specific resolution doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind as you learn and grow!
Start Creating Positive Habits
According to an article by Psych Central, it takes only 59 days for a habit to become routine. That means it’s never too late to start establishing positive habits that will improve your life and help you achieve your goals. Spending time thinking about what habits you could improve to achieve your resolution can benefit you.
A helpful tip for establishing a new habit is having a set time to do the particular task you want to become routine. For example, let’s say your new year’s resolution was to read one book monthly for the year. You could establish the habit of reading before bed. After a couple of months, reading will become part of your daily routine.
Get Additional Support
Having a solid support system can benefit anyone when trying to achieve a goal. Finding someone within your support system with similar goals can help you stick to your habits and hold you accountable.
A support system can look different for each individual. For some, it could be a parent or close friend; for others, it could be joining a community support group. Regardless of where you choose to find the support you need, having people you can rely on to motivate you while on the path to achieving your goals can make a huge difference in your success!
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