Regularly Assess Your Resolutions
It’s never too late to revisit a resolution. In fact, the best thing you can do is revisit your resolutions repeatedly, and certainly before the year is over, when you still have time to make changes. Ask yourself a few questions and be real with your answers.
- Is your resolution still important to you? If not, let it go. If it is, now is a great time to re-commit to it.
- What is one small action you can take that will have the biggest impact on moving your resolution forward?
- How can you build accountability into your resolution so that you don’t forget, let it slide, or avoid making changes between now and the end of the year? - Ali Schiller, Founder and Chief Process Designer, Accountability Works®
Embrace Self-Awareness and Commitment
Revisit your New Year’s resolution later to show self-awareness and commitment. Evaluate progress and roadblocks honestly, and modify goals as necessary. Break it down into smaller, achievable tasks, and commit to a routine. Seek accountability from friends or groups. Remember, any day can be a fresh start for renewal and growth. Sustained effort is key.
- Jacob Maslow, Owner, Rest Equation
Persist and Adapt Your Goals
Don’t give up on this year just because December is getting nearer and nearer. It’s never too late to make changes or reach your goals. Commit to your goal for 21 days, and it can become a habit. Keep at that goal for 90 days, and it can become a part of your lifestyle. Aim for progress, not perfection. If your original goal was too challenging, see if you can modify it to make it more attainable within a realistic timeframe and the ability to actually implement it into your life. One step at a time, even if stumbling along the way, we can make the effort to try new things that align our actions with our values.
- Alannah Hardcastle, Social Impact Manager, Random Acts of Green
Stay Flexible with Your Resolutions
One of the best ways to revisit a New Year’s resolution later in the year is to embrace flexibility. It’s not too late to make changes if your resolution no longer aligns with your current situation or goals. By being open to adjustments, you can ensure that your resolutions remain relevant and achievable. For example, let’s say your resolution was to run a marathon, but due to an injury, you’re unable to continue training. Instead of giving up entirely, you can adjust your resolution to focus on recovery and setting new fitness goals that suit your circumstances. Embracing flexibility allows you to adapt and make changes that keep you motivated and progressing towards personal growth. - Yoana Wong, Co-Founder, Secret Florists
Leverage Social Support for Accountability
At this point in the year, seeking support and accountability can revitalize your New Year’s resolution efforts. Share your goals and progress with a friend, family member, or someone in your community who is supportive. Communicate your desire to modify your resolution if necessary. Engaging with people gives you a new perspective, encouragement, and drive to keep going. If you’re having trouble with the initial goals, don’t be afraid to change them to reflect your current circumstances and priorities. Having an accountability buddy can assist you in staying on track and making required changes without getting discouraged. Remember that progress, not perfection, is more essential, and incorporating others in your path can make it more pleasurable and successful. - Gerrid Smith, Communications Manager, Texas Property Tax Loan Pros
Schedule Mid-Year Resolution Check-InsOn July 1st, it’s great to schedule a mid-year check-in. The topic should be the goals of your New Year’s resolution. For successes, give yourself some celebration. For medium performance, make a plan to improve the goal. For failures, decide if it’s really important, and if so, find another motivation strategy to make it happen.
- Trevor Ewen, COO, QBench