3…2…1…Happy New Year! Every New Year seems to start with a new resolution, but does a New Year mean a new you? Certainly not, but for many it means a time to make a change in one aspect of your life. Remember a New Year’;s resolution should be about you or a cause that you care about.
Stay on track with these Payless Pointers:
*Set realistic goals. It goes without saying that most New Yearâ€™s resolutions are easier said than done – especially if you set the bar too high.
*Donâ€™t overload yourself. Itâ€™s difficult enough for the average person to follow through on one ambitious New Yearâ€™s resolution, so why bombard yourself with three or four? Trying to do everything simultaneously is a recipe for failure. Pick the most pressing issue at hand, and if you achieve one resolution, pat yourself on the back and move onto the second. You have a whole year to reach that resolution, there’;s no need to rush the process.
*Get friends and family involved. The more people you announce your resolution to, the more people thereâ€™ll be to pick you up if you fall behind. Thereâ€™s no shame in seeking support if you canâ€™t accomplish your resolution on your own.
*Lastly, don’;t sweat the small stuff – set realistic goals, and work towards achieving them. Let 2008 be the year to take action.
Happy New Year 2008 from the Payless Family to yours!