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Resolutions to Succeed!

Friday, December 27, 2013

I've done it myself and didn't even realize it. So often we set harsh, unrealistic goals for ourselves and then get discouraged when we can't live up to them. We are actually setting ourselves up to fail.

If you're making resolutions for the new year, here's a SparkPeople article that will give you something to think about and help you set realistic goals.

And each of us are.... but there's always room for improvement. Setting goals and challenges can be good. So why not be realistic and kind with ourselves.

Let's set ourselves up to SUCCEED!!!!

Are you thinking about new goals for the new year?
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    You are so right...resolutions get broken and people give up. While a choice to improve your eating can be a lasting and healthy goal. Resolutions don't work.
    1575 days ago
    Love it. Too often when we make resolutions, we simply set ourselves up to fail. Eat a bit less, exercise a bit more, be active with your friends... life is good!
    Gail emoticon
    1575 days ago
  • STR458
    1576 days ago
    The biggest problem I have with resolutions is that I forget what they are. I start out with good intentions, but when they aren't written down where I can easily find them, I forget what they were to begin with. emoticon
    1576 days ago
    Really great blog ............... I know Sparks also said to be 'realistic' .......... Love the pics and how you put it together! emoticon
    1576 days ago
    I don't really set resolutions any more.. One year I actually made one come true and that was quitting smoking!!! It was the cost that helped, they were getting close to $1.00 a pack and I can't even remember how long ago that was... Many, Many moons for sure!!!!

    1577 days ago
    1577 days ago
    All my friends know my views about resolution. If my goals are good enough for Jan 1, then I have started anything that needs to start, changed anything that needs changing, or stopped anything that needs to be stopped.

    ONE of the Golden Rules:
    Do not put off till tomorrow (or Jan 1) that which you could (and should) do today.
    1578 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome Blog. No Resolutions for me this year. Hoping my Health improves a lot. Hope You had a Wonderful Christmas. Enjoy the weekend. Keep Sparking!!!
    1578 days ago
    No resolutions this year, but great blog!
    1578 days ago
    Great Blog. I don't set Resolutions but I do try to get back on track for the new year. Thanks for the Cartoons.
    1578 days ago
    I'm just starting to get mine together.
    1578 days ago
    I don't do resolutions any more. I have intentions. I want to do more things with friends. I want to go to the gym more cause I like it and it's good for me. I plan to be more in balance than before. And I want to work on my health by eating properly, not waiting to New Year's but implementing a little at a time
    1578 days ago
    My resolution for 2014 is to be a kinder, more loving person. I will continue to improve my diet and exercise programs, but looking after each other is what life is all about.
    Hugs, Gail emoticon

    1578 days ago
    YES! Besides adding enough upper body strength training to work toward a pull up, I am going to find new ways to celebrate my successes instead of always focusing on the endless list of what needs to get done next.
    1578 days ago
    emoticon Anything is possible when you set yourself up for Success!!
    1578 days ago
    Really, just maintaining . .. keeping connected to Spark, journaling, making myself first when it comes to health.
    1578 days ago
    Just why I don't make resolutions. I just try to set reasonable goals for myself, that I can revise, as needed.

    We'll be here for each other in the New Year !!
    1578 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I haven't made resolutions for years now...but great blog! emoticon
    1578 days ago
    I stopped making resolutions years ago after so many failed attempts. That was a good article.

    I am participating in the January Rock Your Resolution challenge but only to keep me on track, not because of any new year's resolution. I usually participate in spark's monthly challenges.

    That was a good article. Thanks for sharing! Great laughs!
    1578 days ago
    No resolution for me just new goals ! Happy New Year !
    1578 days ago
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