The New Year’s Resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to make a significant change in their
life. Going forward, the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for one to settle a wrong or make
a conscious decision to improve themselves.
Some choose to change their health habits in order to lose weight. Some decide to stop smoking. A
common trend is to save money or follow a budget. Whatever it is you are unhappy with in your life, it’s
the perfect time to change.
Maybe in 2023 you plan to make a move? Or begin the process of owning your first home?
You’re in luck… because the team at Jane Fischer and Associates is here to help!
We often utilize the start of a new year to reflect on the previous 365 days of our lives. On
accomplishments or disappointments. On loved ones lost and significant moments experienced
throughout the year. Refection of the days gone by is a chance to take inventory on personal growth
and learn from experience.
It’s also the promise of the clean slate that awaits when the clock strikes midnight.
Like an author with a fresh chapter to begin, many people look at the new year as a blank page to write
their own story. An opportunity to put the past year behind them and start anew.
According to recent studies, approximately 88% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail. Mostly, it is because
people tend to set unrealistic goals for themselves. Unattainable by even the most dedicated individual.
Many people tend to shoot for the moon right out of the gate, only to be disappointed within a few
weeks when they fail miserably and fall back into old habits and routines.
Here are 5 tips for creating a realistic resolution guaranteed to increase your chances of follow through
- Set realistic goals. If your resolution is to improve your health or lose weight, do it in
increments. Once you reach the first goal, move on to the next, and so on. Making small
lifestyle changes related to your resolutions is key in sticking to your goal.
- Plan ahead. Resolutions are not a “by the seat of your pants” type of living. Write it down.
Make a plan which aligns with your realistic, smaller goals. It will give you a sense of
accomplishment as you are able to cross each one off your list!
- Reward yourself. Each time you reach your smaller goals… celebrate! It will give you something
to strive for as you continue onward with your resolution.
- Focus on one thing at a time. It’s probably not a good idea to resolve to lose weight, quit
smoking, save money AND dedicate for time to volunteering. You are not super-human. Trying
to change too many things at once will definitely result in failure. Pick one and stick to it.
- Don’t beat yourself up. Life happens. Don’t beat yourself up if you start to slip back into old
habits. Instead, refocus and alter your plan if needed. Whatever it takes to get back on track.
At Jane Fischer & Associates we would like to thank each and every one of our clients for a great 2022 and we wish you years of happiness making memories in your new home! We wish everyone a new year filled with hope, health, and happiness – with a generous sprinkle of fun!
Happy New Year! Here’s to living life to the fullest in 2023. As a wise person once said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!”