It’s been about two weeks since the New Year. If you are one of those people who have kept your New Year resolutions I applaud you. You’re doing great. If, however, you are like me and two weeks has been ample time to break your New Year resolutions, here is a little comfort. You can start again.
The Reality Of The New Year
The fact of the matter is that while the New Year on the calendar is widely accepted there are also other great starting places to renew your resolutions. There is the Chinese New Year, your birthday, or even just the beginning of a new month. You have time to assess what went wrong and create a plan to improve upon your resolution the next month. Do this as many times as you need to.
Start keeping receipts and logging your earnings, donations, savings, and all other places that your money goes. Start paying off debt directly after rent and bills. After that fill up your gas tank. After that go food shopping. You may be broke by the end of the day, but the money will have gone to things you need rather than nickle and dimed away in spending.
When You Don’t Succeed…
It takes about fourteen to twenty one days to change a habit, but all it takes to change it back is one slip up. When these slip ups happen it takes another fourteen to twenty one days to get back on track one hundred percent. When this happens you may be tempted to throw in the towel and just go big in your slip up. Instead take a deep breath, accept it happened, and regroup. Pick a day and start over. It’s like we tell our kids, you only fail if you give up.
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