80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February, according to U.S. News. Conveniently, today marks the Lunar or Chinese New Year celebration and a chance to revamp your resolutions for the year.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Dog is associated with loyalty, honesty, intelligence and a strong sense of right and wrong. What an auspicious time for adjusting 2018 goals!
5 Tips to Revise and Achieve Your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions
1. Be realistic. You have six weeks of empirical evidence to tap into. Set clearly defined incremental targets that are small enough to get some wins under your belt and that lead to a bigger goal.
2. Commit to a Timeline. Add your resolution milestones to your calendar. Block time for yourself. Your personal goals in life should be a priority on your calendar.
3. Set Intentions. Write down your plan. Read and adjust it before you go to bed at night. Set an intention in the morning to maintain focus.
4. Ask for Help. Tell your friends and family about your resolutions and ask for their support and encouragement. The Year of the Dog is all about supportive, loyal relationships.
5. Be Kind to Yourself. Praise progress and acknowledge barriers to success. Each day is a new opportunity to strive for your goals. Do not waste energy dwelling on the inevitable setbacks. Make note of your accomplishments and move forward with enthusiasm!
Happy Chinese New Year! May the Year of the Dog bring you good fortune according to your wishes.