4 steps to better resolutions for a happier new year – Step 4

Review Step 1: Run a reality check

Review Step 2: Translate ‘what’ into ‘when’

Review Step 3: Focus on progress, not perfection

Step 4. Make it fun!

Don’t be too earnest with your resolutions. Adding some fun to your goals can help you stick with it when your motivation’s down.

Here are some ideas and accoutrements that can add a little levity to getting your goal.

Colored highlighters, pens and sticky notes; funky folders

Music, podasts or audiobooks; cute workout-wear

Being a better cook
Your favorite celebrity-chef DVDs; beautiful cookbooks

Being less grumpy
Comedy DVDs; funny novels

Taking up camping
Sorry dude, you’re on your own


Also remember to celebrate your successes. Acknowledging what you’ve achieved reinforces your efforts and helps strengthen your persistence muscles – so you’ll be in great shape for the next goal you want to pursue.

Is it 2009 already?

Image by Crystl under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0.

Categorized as Goals

By Michele Connolly

Choose to be happier – and you will be.

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