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New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Not About Perfection; It’s About Persistence

Updated: Feb 12



As we move into the new year, it's time to create a new set of resolutions. When creating goals for the upcoming year, remember it's not about perfection; it's about persistence.


Set Realistic Goals: If your resolutions feel overwhelming, break them down into smaller, manageable tasks. Celebrate each small victory - they add up!

  1. Break it down: Divide larger resolutions into smaller, achievable tasks that make progress more manageable and prevent overwhelming yourself.

  2. Be specific: Clearly define each goal to provide a clear roadmap, making it easier to track and measure progress.

  3. Prioritize: Focus on a few key resolutions to avoid spreading efforts too thin, increasing the likelihood of successful outcomes.


It's okay to modify your goals. Life changes, and so can your resolutions. The key is to keep moving forward, not to stick rigidly to a plan that may not work anymore.


Seek Support: You're not in this alone! Share your goals with friends, family, or a support group. Sometimes, just knowing someone else is cheering for you can make all the difference.


Track Your Progress: Keep a journal or use an app to monitor your journey. Seeing your progress can be a huge motivator! We recommend downloading a free smartphone application that supports notifications.


Be Kind to Yourself: Some days will be harder than others. If you slip up, it's not the end. Forgive yourself and get back on track. Every day is a new opportunity. Remember, the goal isn't to be perfect, it's to grow a little each day, becoming the best version of yourself. You've got this!

 

Looking to Become More Active? If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get out of the house more, we've got you covered! Visit our website at www.ihcrc.org/events to explore a variety of activities for all ages. Join us and make this year your most active and engaging year yet!



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