Well...It's that time of year again. Time to reflect on the last year and look forward to a new one. You may be excited to have a fresh start and are ready to make some changes to your health, relationships or your life in general. You may also be dreading the thought of a New Year's resolution. If you are part of the latter group it is likely that you have made some of these mistakes in the past. Here are five ways to wreck your New Year's resolutions and what you can do to be more successful this year.
1. DON'T TELL ANYONE
By keeping your resolutions to yourself you are missing out on some needed accountability and encouragement. You can tell a close friend or even share it on social media for some major accountability.
Words are powerful. They can be used to build people up or tare them down. Here are some words that have inspired me and hope that they will inspire you as well.
Have you ever driven somewhere and realized when you reached your destination that you didn't remember how you got there? Have you ever been in a conversation and realized you had no idea what he or she just said? Do you find yourself staring at the wall? Do you ever feel anxious but have no idea why? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may be living in your head more than in the moment. When we are "in our heads" our attention is usually focused on the past or the future. We think about the things we have said or done and what we should have done differently. We think of upcoming events and run through our list of to-do's. Being in our heads can increase our stress levels, rob us of the joy of the moment, negatively impact our relationships and lower our job performance.