The Most Common Resolutions… and How to Actually Keep Them

We’re approaching the six-month mark, and I bet New Year’s resolutions are the furthest thing from your mind. Naturally so, since we typically focus on setting resolutions when the year itself is about to reset. Take a second and consider what it’d be like to set a resolution today, mid-year, far from the pressures of the crisp, clean “January” looming … Read More

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

Screw New Year’s. You Should Set Resolutions All Year Long.

As said by Charles Lamb, “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” And it sure does feel like it. For most, New Year’s feels refreshing and full of hope. With New Year’s comes new calendars, new semesters, and new beginnings. It’s natural to use New Year’s as a springboard into making a change and chasing a goal. It’s the perfect … 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