By Lisa Cypers Kamen.
If you find it difficult to keep your resolutions and you have a habit of breaking them, try the following:
Make only positive resolutions, such as “Go to more movies” or “Have friends over for a meal.”
Make it something that you would find enjoyable to keep. Give up a resolution if necessary. If you find yourself constantly breaking a specific resolution then consider giving it up completely. Don’t let an unfulfilled resolution to lose five pounds block you from making other, smaller resolutions that might give you a happiness boost.
Every day keep your resolution. It’s often easier to do something every day – whether it’s exercising, laundry or something else. This creates a routine and a sense of balance in your life. Set a deadline – and Don’t give up if something interferes with that deadline.
Keep this quote by Voltaire in mind- “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”
If you decide that you are going to clean out your house, start small by tackling one room at a time. Maybe you’ll start with a smaller room first so you won’t feel so overwhelmed.
These are just a few tips to help you keep that resolution you’ve made for yourself. You may find other strategies that work better for yourself, and that’s okay.