How to Make Realistic New Year’s Resolutions (and Keep Them)

Think about Last Year

Letting Go

I love the old comic strip Bloom County. In one scene, the character Opus goes to the top of a hill on New Year’s Day to boldly proclaim all of his resolutions. He flips out a long list that stretches down the length of the hill. He says simply, “It’s been a weak year.”

Reflecting on the mistakes and mishaps of last year is a good place to start when making New Year’s resolutions. Where could you have done better? What do you want to see change? No need to be down on yourself. Just take a look at your weak points and see what you can do about them this year.

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