Why Do Resolutions Fail?

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When the year starts, everybody wants to accomplish their resolutions, the problem is, by the time February rolls around and we usually forget it, there are the most common problems and how to fix them.

We´re too overwhelming:

Let’s say your goal is to save up $5000 but we need to be realistic, be smart, connect your goal to the present. Instead of vowing to save up $5000 by the end of December, make it your resolution to save up $96 toward every week, for example.

We’re too vague:

“Find a better job” is a worthy goal, but it’s a bit amorphous. It’s unclear what “better” means to you. Another example could be “spend more time with loved ones” might become to “invite my friends/family over for dinner every Friday”; it’s specific, measurable and time-bound.

You feel for the “false first step”

A false first step is when we try to buy a better version of ourselves instead of doing the actual work to accomplish it. Whether the goal is to learn a new language or improve physical fitness, the best way to get started and avoid the false first step is to do the best you can with what you already have.

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Vocabulary:

  • Accomplish: To bring about (a result) by effort.
  • Overwhelming: Very great in amount.
  • Worthy: Having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way.
  • Time-bound: It’s a goal or task that is measured or restricted by time.

Recommendations:

If you don’t know what a word means, first try to inferred by context, the if you can’t do it, search for the definition. Start really small, even learning one new word per day for 30 days straight, or just taking a quick walk around the block every day. Come to the special activities in each branch, ask to your learning advisors about the calendar.

Questionnaire:

  • What recommendations can you think about to accomplish your new year’s resolutions? 

Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Ms. Sandra Haide Vargas Tapia from Santa Fe Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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