So, it’s a new year, which means you’re ready to launch a brand new you! Congrats!
For some of you, your resolutions may have included “Getting more organized.” If they did, what exactly does that mean to you? A cleaner kitchen? Keeping better track of appointments? Avoiding the driving frustrations that come along with running 15 minutes behind every day? Whatever it is, try to focus more on the benefit of the action instead of the actual action itself.
For example, if your kitchen was tidier, what would the end result mean for you? Less stress? The desire to actually stay in and cook rather than call in and order take out? Just like the other more popular resolutions like losing weight or quitting smoking, if your focus is on the painful day to day, hour by hour steps to get there, the effort it takes to get there hardly seems worth it. But if you set a goal and visualize yourself looking great in that bikini or enjoying a delicious home cooked meal with your family, it’s a bit easier to resist temptation.
So my advice? Think less about the task and more on the benefits. And don’t be afraid to write them down – it’s hard to dispute our intentions when they’re written right there in black and white.
Here’s to a new year, a new you and a fresh start!
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