5 Reasons New Years Resolutions Fail and 5 Things You Can Do About It.

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short days, a New Year will be upon us. And although for most, the weather is cold and the days are short, each New Year seems to bring the promise of a fresh start. Have you already thought about it? Will you be making a resolution? Or do you wonder what’s the point? What will you do with this fresh start – your new chance of achieving something that has been elusive until now?  Maybe you’d like to lose weight, improve your fitness, foster deeper faith, become organized, start or finish that degree you’ve always wanted… or maybe it’s something totally different. Regardless of what change might be stirring you as you look to 2014, you can improve your chance of success if you understand why so many resolutions fail. Some bleak statistics say that only 5% of resolutions will make it until next New Year’s Eve. While other surveys say that nearly 25% won’t last one week. Why do so many resolutions fail?  Here are a few common reasons: 1. The resolution is too lofty and too hard to measure. A popular resolution is “to get fit” or “be more active.” But, what do those really mean? How would you know if you were successful? Instead try creating a clear measurable goal such as planning to incorporate exercise 3 to 4 times a week for 30 minutes or more. Your goal needs to be both achievable and measurable so that it is possible to reach and you will know when you’ve succeeded or if you still need to make adjustments.  2. The...