Set New Year’s goals wisely

Published 10:42 am Friday, December 30, 2016

In less than 48-hours, we will turn the page to 2017. For some, their resolutions may have already been doomed before they ever officially began. Others will make it a few days or weeks before the vigor diminishes or the hectic needs of job and family may push those resolutions to the back-burner.

Regrettably, when those things in life arise, it is only human nature to revert back to what we are used to and the struggle to maintain a certain schedule.

However, while there are a variety of resolutions that one will make, like eating healthier, exercising more, losing weight, quitting smoking, taking up a hobby or becoming more involved in the community or church, the best thing we can do to help keep and see these resolutions through is to break them down into smaller goals that will ultimately lead to success long-term.

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Some of these smaller goals can be going finding a partner to walk with, introduce more vegetables with meals, help with a community event once a month or volunteer to help with the church nursery.

Having smaller, short-term, manageable goals can relieve much of the stress, rigors, and weight that a resolution can bring.

In the end, the goal of any resolution should be something that moves us in a positive direction as individuals and a community.