New Years Resolutions
It is that time again where the year is coming to an end and we all begin to come up with our New Years Resolutions. For most of us we start off really strong for the first week or so and the strongest of us last the month of July but it seems after that most people fall off the wagon and go back to the way things were pre-New Years. This coming year it is time to change that pattern and stick to our resolutions.
It seems every year many people make the same types of resolutions. According to statistics gathered by the University of Scranton the top 10 resolutions of 2014 included: Lose weight, get organized, spend less save more, enjoy life, stay fit and healthy, learn something exciting, quit smoking, help others, fall in love and spend more time with family. Of the resolutions made 47% of them are aimed at self-improvement or education related resolutions while 38% is weight related. After the holidays are over it is no wonder so many people want to get fit and healthy in the New Year. If statistics of New Years resolutions interest you take a look at the following link: http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/.
With only 46% of resolution makers making it past six months, it is time to get focused and learn to make resolutions that can last and really make an impression on the rest of our life. An article on Huffington post lists 10 tricks to help keep your New Years resolution. The first thing is to set short-term goals this way it is more manageable and less overwhelming to keep up with it. Another suggestion is to make sure to schedule time for your resolution. Now days we are so busy that if we do not actually set time up each day for something its unlikely we will get to it. Put it on your calendar or set an alarm on your phone this way you will always remember to focus some of your energy on your goals. If you would liked to take a look at all ten tricks feel free to take a look at the article by following this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanette-pavini/10-tricks-to-help-you-actually-keep-your-new-years-resolutions_b_4550549.html .
So feel confident this year in yourself and make that resolution to save more money, maybe $100 a month and then by the end of the year you will have $1,200. Remember think small and manageable and you are more likely to have success. Wishing luck on all those who take on the challenge this coming year!