Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions: Consider the Consequences of Failing

Every New Year’s Eve the tradition of making new goals for changes in the upcoming year is usually on most people’s’ minds. More often than not, the majority of those goals typically revolve around three things: wanting better fitness, better discipline and time management, and better financial habits. The problem is that within four months, most of us forget about our goals and fall into old habits, because that need to change is no longer as strong as all of the excuses made up to keep us from doing them. The fact is that most individuals make unrealistic goals, and that’s the problem with keeping the promise of changing.

When it comes to dieting, most people feel the urge to eat less, workout more, and shed those extra pounds. Unless a person has that real drive to stay with it, these motivations typically dwindle down to nothing. For being better as a person, it can be really hard to break old habits especially when daily routines are already so engraved in our brains. It takes a lot of determination and willpower to put down our electronics for an hour or two a day and focus on other things, and distractions are just around every corner. As for finances, no one ever really knows what is going to happen with the economy, jobs, or problems that arise. A person may commit to paying off a credit card only to be burdened with unexpected house damages, health problems, or legal issues.

Basically, it’s important to realize that if you haven’t been able to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. Only those people who make permanent lifestyle changes are the ones who will see any success in this department.