Do you always make resolutions, then break them by February? Psychologists suggest setting small, realistic goals. Attempting to change everything at once is likely to cause you to give up after the first failure.
Express your goals positively, for example instead of “I won’t eat sweets,” resolve “I will eat more vegetables.” Another strategy is to acknowledge your hard work. Remind yourself that sticking to your resolution may come with some discomfort or unhappiness.
Finally, be kind to yourself. Negative self-talk is defeating. Think of how you would speak to a friend and treat yourself with the same kindness.
– Katie Betz, C2 Communications