Using Spring to Jumpstart Your Resolutions: A New Goal-Keeping Strategy

There’s just something about Spring that awakens the world around us. After a long, dark winter, the weather warms, the days expand, and nature comes alive again. In response, we tend to feel a heightened sense of hope and promise. We feel joyful. We feel empowered. Another common term used to describe Spring is a fresh start. A change for … Read More

Three-Month Check-Up: Why We Backslide

It’s March. How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? Have you successfully joined the 8 percent who maintain their goals? If so, congratulations! If not, let’s talk about why. Why do we backslide on our goals? What is it about our goals that cause us to “relapse”? Or, does the issue lie within ourselves? There are many possible … Read More

Why Setting Resolutions Benefits More Than Just Yourself

Setting and keeping resolutions can feel complicated at times, but the objective is simple: Helping ourselves be better, do better, and feel better. Sally Hogshead, founder of How to Fascinate® said it best: “The goal is not to change who you are, but to become more of who you are at your best.” Resolutions – whether formed during New Year’s … Read More

5 Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

A little more than half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent of those who do succeed in meeting their goals. This is because we don’t make resolutions that stick. Sure, we set reminders on our smartphones, place Post It!® notes on our mirrors, and tie yarn on our fingers, but perhaps the problem isn’t about forgetting … Read More

Why Should I Share My Resolution with My Friends and Family? And What Happens When I Fail?

Setting New Year’s resolutions can be intimidating, especially if we’re resolving to chase big change. Approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions yet only 8 percent actually achieve them. What’s the strategy behind joining–and increasing–that 8 percent? What’s the secret behind following through on a resolution you’ve been dreaming about for years? Previously, we discussed how to make … Read More