January 31st has arrived.  Are you still keeping your January 1st, New Year’s Resolutions?  Now, that’s one of the hardest things, isn’t it?  If you’ve already failed, it’s common amongst us all.  You have a choice, though.  You can restart or let yourself fail.

Resolutions

We all have good intentions and truly believe that we can make the changes we desire.  But, life happens.  We start a diet the first day of the year, but cheating happens.  After a failure, it’s so easy to completely give up.

If you blew it, now is the time to forgive yourself. Maybe your goal was too hard and you need to alter it a little. If your resolution was important enough on January 1st, it’s still just as important today.

Sometimes we fail because we don’t have the resources to succeed.  We need more than just a strong will.  I guess it depends on your goal, but let’s look at some great ideas.

Weight Loss Resolutions:

     It’s hard to do this on your own.  If your diet didn’t go well, look for people to help.  You could consult a doctor to get specific diet plans that really work.  Seeing a nutritionist or weight-loss coach would be very beneficial.  Joining a gym often comes with a fitness coach or personal trainer consultation.  Getting a good plan for exercising will make a quicker weight-loss result.

     Finding free advice can come from your local library.  Books can be found on every subject that interests you in achieving goals.  Goals books are available.  Weight-loss books are also available with many different approaches.  Exercise videos can help you to work out at home, too.  Library bulletin boards are great places to find local free classes and events that could help.

     Support groups help many people, whether online or in person.  They’re a helpful place to get encouragement and tips to help you reach your goals.  You also might have a friend that also has the same resolution.  Buddy up and work on your weight loss goals together.  Dieting and exercising together is more fun than doing it all alone.

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     Placing your success as a visual reminder could be of help.  Place a picture of your desired weight and fitness level out where you’ll see it often to motivate you.  Writing down your goals is important.  Writing out your plan, step by step, creates a deeper level of commitment to your goal.

Organizing Your Home

     Clutter is a real problem for many people, including me.  It’s important for a messy person like me to find mentors to guide me in organizing my home.  There are professional organizers that will come and do all the work for you.  But, how will that be affordable?  The cheapest way to find them is online.  There are tons of websites and articles that teach and guide in home organization.

     There are many websites devoted to this problem:

     unclutterer.com 

     flylady.net

     organizingmadefun

As in the weight loss resolution, you can also find free advice in your library.  Books and videos abound, as well as ebooks.  Online support groups for messies also help.  One idea is to have your friend come help you organize your home, and then you can also help them with their home.

There are so many resolutions that have been made.  Many have been successful and many have failed.Whatever your resolution, don’t give up on the desire to make changes in your life.

@2019, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Categories: Organization

Lisa Ehrman

Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.

2 Comments

Calvin · April 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm

Good time to think about those resolutions.. or restart them now!

    Lisa Ehrman · April 5, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Yes, we do have more time to think right now.

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