Now that we are more than halfway through 2023, Boardman Training Center would like to check in to see how everyone is keeping up with their new year’s resolutions!
Did you have a difficult time sticking to your resolutions? Or maybe you want some assistance setting good habits for the remainder of the year. If this sounds like you, keep reading to learn Boardman Training Center’s top four tips for keeping your resolutions all year.
Take A Closer Look At Your Goals For The Year
Let’s start by taking a look at the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. If you were unable to keep up with them as the year progressed, there is a chance that the goal was too large. As a result, you may have found it unattainable and lost motivation.
Setting SMART goals allows you to break down a large goal into smaller, more achievable steps. This can help you stay on track to completing your overall goal. Check out this blog from our sister school, East Ohio College, for some tips on how to convert your goals into SMART goals!
Reevaluate Your Resolutions
As you closely examine the resolutions you set for yourself at the start of the year, you may realize that your goal no longer fits your current situation. It is okay to adapt your resolution to something that makes sense for your life trajectory. For example, let’s say your New Year’s resolution was to better your future by attending nursing school. After researching a nursing career, you decided you couldn’t picture yourself as a nurse. Instead, you are interested in a career as an EKG Technician.
You can adjust your resolution to attending an EKG technician training program, which is still working toward your goal of bettering your future. Just because you set one specific resolution doesn’t mean you can’t change your goals as your life progresses!
Start Positive Habits
It’s never too late to develop positive habits to improve your life. According to an article published by Psych Central, it takes only 59 days for a habit to become routine. This means that you can establish routines by thinking about what parts of your life could be improved by changing your habits and implementing changes in a matter of months!
Finding someone within your support system with similar goals can help you stick to your plans and hold you accountable and motivate you not to give up. Each individual’s support system looks different, whether it be a family member, close friend, classmate, or community support group; having people that you can rely on to provide support while on the path to achieving your goals can make a big difference in your success!