Five ways to make good on promises you make to yourself
If you made a resolution or two at the start of the year, chances are you’re due for a reboot. According to a survey from Quicken.com, 86% of resolution setters expected to have given up by April 1.
On the assumption you’re not a quitter and are eager to get back at it, here are five ways to make good on resolutions, backed up by smart research.
Give yourself a fresh start. Jan. 1 looms over us as the best and only time to set a resolution. So when we fall off our intended path, we’re prone to subconsciously thinking we’ll just wait until next year rolls around.
Get off your New Year’s focus.
Academic research has found that there are all sorts of intra-year landmarks we can use effectively as “fresh starts” to embark on a new goal. First of the month. Start of a new semester. Next Monday. The key: Don’t wait for a big iconic date—Jan. 1, or your birthdate. Just pick any date that makes…