So, have you quit yet?
Sadly, a large percentage of those people who make New Year’s resolutions abandon them within the first two to three weeks of the new year.
The problem is that most folks set the bar TOO high. Wanting to lose weight is a great goal to set, but if you’re goal is 20 pounds in your first week alone, you’re probably setting yourself up for failure. And when these unrealistic goals are not accomplished, people get discouraged and quit, usually doing the very thing they swore to cut back on only doubly much!
There are many analysts who say it’s best to set many smaller goals, rather than one or two large ones. For example: reading that book you’ve been putting off. Volunteer work. A day trip to a desired destination. Trying a new recipe. Smaller wins will have a much more positive effect that a giant loss. Or maybe couple your big goal with smaller ones, so that if you struggle with the larger goal, you’ll still have victories to celebrate to help balance it all out.
Good luck with your resolutions and remember: they are new YEAR’s resolutions – you have a whole year to achieve them!!!