The clock strikes 12 and it’s here…you’ve entered 2019 with your new year’s resolutions in hand. Fast forward to mid-January and you’ve already abandoned your resolutions. Why do you find it so difficult to stick to your plan?
It’s fine because you’re not the only one. Statistics show that 80% of people have failed to maintain their resolutions six weeks into the new year. The truth is, setting these new year’s resolutions is quite stressful. How they achievable? Are you reaching too far? It’s why some people have abandoned the tradition. American journalist and editor, Elaine Welteroth, has recently asked her followers on Instagram how they plan on achieving their goals this year because the thought of resolutions is often frustrating for her. Instead, she’s setting ‘intentions’.
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Brb. Working on my master plan. 💫📝Tbh I’m so curious how everyone approaches this goal setting thing…! We have to write it down before we can walk it out. That’s the first step. But instead of setting goals, I like to set intentions. Even if it’s just a word that speaks to the spirit I want to carry into the new year. What is one new intention you have for this year? Don’t be too afraid to write it out! 👇🏽
If you don’t set resolutions, what do you do?
There are plenty of alternatives if the thought of setting resolutions scare you. For example, Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss believes in reviewing the past year to help inform his future goals. He basically divides his list into positive and negative experiences and analyses this.
Oprah Winfrey chooses to live in the moment and be present instead of setting resolutions. Philanthropist Melinda Gates picks a word that will help guide her through the new year. In 2018, her word of the year was ‘grace’. Whenever she felt overcome with emotion or any challenge, she would whisper the word and immediately felt the effect.
If you feel resolutions work for you, then go ahead and smash those goals! We believe that 2019 is YOUR year!
How are you planning to achieve your 2019 goals?