5. Lofty, vague resolutions
Saying “I’m going to wake up earlier” or “I’m going to lose a lot of weight” tends to set you up for failure, as these goals are too general and harder to fulfill. It’s all in the details, so by declaring instead “I will wake up at 6 A.M. every day” or “I will lose 20 pounds in three months” gives you a clearer finish line.
4. Having reactive resolutions
Resolutions that depend on other people’s reactions, such as “I will be less impatient” tend to be inconsistent. Focus instead on your own actions, such as the triggers behind your anger or impatience.
3. Doing it alone
Planning to jog every day in the morning? If you’re someone who gets more motivated with support from others, then it’s high time to get a buddy. Important to remember, however, is that this buddy should support you all out, and not be a negative force in your life.
2. Setting unrealistic goals
Unrealistic goals, such as cutting 100 pounds off in three months set you up for disappointment, and can even be unhealthy. Be realistic with your goals especially within the time frame you set.
1. Giving up too easily
The slightest loss of interest