4 Simple Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Posted on 11 January 2016
So what’s the secret?
Montreal career coach Sandra Chéry says the key to establishing and maintaining realistic goals is by identifying one’s inner source of motivation. In other words, we need to ask ourselves: what do I really want in 2016? Once you know what it is you want to accomplish, you’re more likely to continue doing it.
Here are some helpful hints to figure out what’s worthy of your time and dedication in the New Year:
Dream a Little…
Find yourself a cozy spot, prop up your feet, close your eyes and… dream. Daydreaming about your ideal self, career, relationship or family life clears the clutter and
gets your brain in sync with your inner motivation.
Determine What’s Important
As your mind wanders, reflect upon your core values. What’s important to you? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you want greater challenge in your career? Do you want to spend more time with friends and family? Determining what’s important will ultimately guide you in making realistic resolutions.
Record Your Resolutions
Committing something to paper makes it real. Write down your resolutions using positive terms and break them down into small, manageable objectives. Your resolutions become far more realistic.
Get Yourself a Resolution Buddy
Once you’ve committed your resolutions to paper, share them with someone you trust—friend, spouse or partner—who will hold you accountable. Peer pressure tends to make one commit.
As a last resort, try my fail-proof idea and look to the movies for a little inspiration: make your resolution sound like a movie title! There’s nothing like a snappy resolution with a sexy ring to motivate a girl. Case in point, resolving to do more yoga in the coming year, I turned to the movie marquee and declared my resolution in 2016 to be… “Star Pose: The Yogi Awakens.”
Now, isn’t this way more fun to share over dinner with friends?
Happy New Year everyone!