Now that Christmas is behind us, and the New Year is knocking on our door, we prepare for brand new adventures. As we welcome 2014, we also make our New Year’s resolutions. Sadly, more than 50% of people do not stick to their resolutions, because, let’s face it, it’s easy to make resolutions, but keeping them is the hard part. According to John Norcross, psychology professor at the Scranton University: “Resolutions have been uncannily similar and stable over the year”. Every year, it’s the same old thing, we start off thinking that this time it’s going to be different, that this time we will finally stick to our objectives, but in the end we never do. This year is going to be different! We promise you.
At the beginning of the New Year, most people wish to shed some pounds, quit smoking, improve their finances or reduce alcohol. Obviously, there are also different resolutions, but the vast majority of people wish to somehow improve their life, may it be in the health or finance department. This is exactly why we have decided to split the article into six distinct parts:
- Tools to Help You Stick With Your Financial Resolutions
- Tools to Help You Stick With Your “Quit Smoking” Resolutions
- Tools to Help You Stick With Your Weight-Loss Resolutions
- Tools to Help You Stick With Your Lifestyle Resolutions
- Tools to Help You Stick With Your Productivity and Time Management Resolutions
- Tools to Help You Stick With Your Organizational Resolutions
But before we begin, you must understand the most important thing about keeping resolutions:
It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon!
This means that you have to take baby-steps, and do the best you can to keep them. The truth is that it is difficult to make a change, especially when results are not seen immediately, but considering that you have 365 days to succeed, there is plenty of time to make them happen. Just think how happy you will feel by 2015, when you finally achieved everything you’ve dreamed of. So let’s begin with the Financial Resolutions.