New Year’s resolutions are great because they help us take a look at the things we want to change in our lives. Problems occur when we have too many and/or they are too difficult.
So today, I offer you this task:
Make a list of 3 people whose opinions matter to you and tell these 3 people your New Year’s Resolutions.
Discuss with these 3 people:
- What you want to change – be very specific
- Why you want to make these changes
- Steps you are doing to make your changes happen
- And tell these people exactly what they can do to help you reach your goals
Let’s use a common New Year’s resolution – weight loss
Tell your friends that you want to lose 8-10 pounds by spring (May 31 to be exact)
You want to lose this weight so you can get into shape, back into some old clothes, and become healthier.
The steps you are going to take to get to this goal are, add aerobic exercise to your schedule 2-3 times a week and monitor your food intake with a weight loss app on your phone.
Finally, tell your friends that you want them to tell you positive affirmations to keep you motivated when you call them because you are emotional and ready to break your resolutions.
May 2014 the year of achieving your goals, helping your friends achieve their goals, and making stronger friend connections.