Keeping Your Inspiration for the New Year
The New Year is almost two weeks old now, and we're entering a "danger zone" for many people. New Years resolutions are always made with the best of intentions, yet it's so easy to let them fall by the wayside. By the time February rolls around, too many of us have fallen back into old habits and abandoned all our good intentions.
Keep your inspiration for the new year by willfully holding on to it. Remind yourself that January is just one small part of 2014 and that you have to keep working toward your goals to reap the rewards by the time 2015 rolls around. If you've already started to slip, don't use that as an excuse to give up. Instead, take it as a temporary bump in the road. Regroup and plow full steam ahead.
Where do you want to be when February 1 rolls around? Do you want to feel discouraged because you let your goals fall aside once again? Or do you want to feel encouraged and energized because you're 1/12th of the way to your goals? It's all up to you.