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Avoid Ditching Your New Year Resolutions
Learn Why 80% of New Year Resolutions Get Ditched
Avoid Ditching Your New Year Resolution
Last Wednesday was National Ditch Your Resolutions Day. A day when many Americans grabbed ice cream, skipped the workout, and began to spend more time scrolling through social media. Whether formally recognized last Wednesday or another date, the unofficial holiday is celebrated by many. According to US clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani, one in three people fail their New Year’s resolutions in the first month and an estimated 80% fail to stick with their resolutions for the entire year.
Why do people fail at keeping New Year Resolutions? Here are five main reasons:
Not Enough Commitment
Not Prioritizing the Resolution
Experiencing a Setback
Slower Progress than Expected
Not Enough Support
If you have fallen off your resolution or are nearing the edge, now is the time to reassess the goal, remember why you started and refocus your efforts. Here are five common mistakes that people make when setting resolutions and ideas to bring you back so that you can make the most of 2024.
Mistake #1: Setting resolutions that are too large and vague
Instead try starting small with specific habits, rather than attempting to accomplish everything all at once.
Mistake #2: Doing too much, too fast
Instead try creating hard and easy days for yourself so you can build confidence and avoid burnout.
Mistake #3: Planning for the best circumstances, not the worst
Instead try relying on consistency NOT motivation. Come up with a game plan for when things get tough.
Mistake #4: Underestimating how hard you can work
Instead try knowing that the work will be hard and prepare for it. Surround yourself with people who will support you and hold you accountable.
Mistake #5: Having too much variety
Instead try staying consist so you can get better and begin seeing progress sooner.
Regardless of how the first 21 days of 2024 have gone, there are still more than 340 days left to work, grow and accomplish. Keep going!