Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#musesofamom: Two Reasons We Fail with New Year Resolutions

Pen and paper
It’s time for New Year resolutions!  Do you plan to make some resolutions for the New Year?  Here are the top ten resolutions most people make:

1.  Spend more time with family and friends
2.  Exercise regularly
3.  Lose weight
4.  Quit smoking
5.  Quit drinking
6.  Get out of debt
7.  Go back to school
8.  Learn something new
9.  Grow more spiritually
10. Get organized

Unfortunately, four out of five people break their resolutions each year and 33% don't even make it past January. 

We choose to make resolutions because we have a desire to change something – either about ourselves specifically or our lives generally. 
We all want good things in our life, but if we don’t see immediate progress toward a goal, or if we fall back into an old habit, we give up.

So why do we fail at our resolutions?