The Secret to Keeping New Year's Resolutions Steps 4&5

So what resolutions are you working on this week? Haven't even got there yet because you are still experiencing the post Christmas exhale? Maybe these tips will get you motivated this week. Here are 2 more: 4. ALWAYS write your goals down. I suggest writing them in a journal or on your PDA. Keep them somewhere that you can easily see them when you need to. I keep mine in my journal and on my clipboard that I use at work everyday. If I put them on the mirror, I get used to it and forget it’s there. But if it’s somewhere I don’t see everyday but I have it readily available, I will look at it more frequently and keep myself on course. Which leads to my next suggestion.

5. Review your goals often. Aside from looking at them frequently, I actually sit down and review them in my journal every quarter. I look at where I am at and remind myself what I need to be doing to make changes.

We really hope these tips help you make lasting change. Joleen will share the final tip tomorrow. We hope you have a blessed and Happy New Year!

*Natalie Chandler, MA, LMHC is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Natalie enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, and couples counseling. We also specialize in family counseling, child, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville.