I think part of the problem is that people make grandiose resolutions, such as, “I am going to lose 50 pounds,” or “I am going to organize my entire house,” or “I am going to be a better parent.” These all sound like great resolutions, but there is a huge problem with them. They are very difficult to achieve, due either to the enormity of the goal or the vagueness of the goal. Setting enormous goals, such as losing 50 pounds or organizing the entire house, just sets you up for failure. “Being a better parent” is too vague. How does one achieve that? So, a few weeks or months down the road after making these resolutions, you look back and see you have probably made little, if any, progress So, how can you set more realistic resolutions?
It might also be good to write down your resolutions, steps to take to achieve them and then you can write down the date that you completed. Seeing your progress in writing can help you to complete your goals and inspire you to set new ones!