We are only into the fourth week of January, and about 50% of people, according
to statistical research, have already given up on their New Year’s
resolutions. In another few weeks, half of those left will have forgotten
all about it as well. Why is it so hard to keep the commitment? The thing
is that most resolutions are simply unrealistic. Lifestyle changes such
as going to the gym every single day, avoiding favorite but unhealthy
foods, going to bed early or quitting bad habits take time to modify.
You maybe more successful by picking one thing and working on it. To stay
positive about achieving your goals, you can start with new year resolutions
that you can actually stick to. They don’t cost anything and require
minimal effort — but could have a big, positive impact on your life
Read through and consider adopting a few of them:
1. Turn your cell phone off — completely — during work and
social occasions. That phone call or text can probably wait until you’re done
2. Being on-time is a fine resolution, but if you really want to learn
time-management skills, be better than punctual! Indeed, try to be five
minutes early to everything.
3. Consider turning off the Internet and TV at 10 pm every night and get
your content fix out of a book instead!
4. An easy to way to show people around you that you’re engaged
and interested is simply to make more eye contact during conversations.
5. Cut down on impulse buys. Simply leave your credit card at home, give
yourself more time to think whether you really need that new purchase.
You can always go back and get it in few days.
6.Many people resolve to not gossip, but why not go a step further? Don’t
let other people gossip to you. You’ll be seen as a trustworthy
person, and you’ll probably be engaged much more productive conversations
7. Breakfast can set the tone for your entire day — providing you
with the nutrients you need to have a productive day. If you’re
a perennial breakfast-skipper, try giving yourself a mere 10 minutes more
each morning to eat. It can make all the difference, so eat up!
8. Why not try incorporating more physical activity into your every day?
For example: Take the stairs instead of the elevator and walk or bike
instead of driving whenever possible.
9. Spend More Time with your Family. Actually schedule that time on your
calendar to go for a dinner with your wife, take your kids skiing next
week-end, or simply enjoy a good movie at home with hot chocolate and