At Trilogy, our residents are a constant source of inspiration! Knowing that it's hard to think of worthwhile resolutions, and even harder to keep them, we asked our residents to share their goals for 2016. Read on for their answers, as well as a few tips for keeping your own resolutions this year!
"I resolve to be nicer to people." - Mary J.
"I resolve to work on my Bible and get through all of it." -Lou Alice C.
"I want to be better to the people who care for me at Morrison Woods." - Jennie D.
"I resolve to practice good health." - Millie B.
"I resolve to stay happy and stay healthy!" - Evie T.
"I resolve to keep on having fun and enjoying life!" - Madaline L.
"I resolve to walk again!" - Sharon G.
"I resolve to lose weight." - Norma F.
Whether your resolution is big or small, it's often hard to stay focused on your goal. In fact, The Washington Post recently cited a 2002 study that claims 25% of us don't even keep our resolutions for 7 days! Before you give up on your goal or give in to temptation, check out these tips for resolution success.
Be realistic – The biggest reason people often do not achieve their goals is because they are simply unattainable. Understand your capabilities and limitations and outline an attainable goal.
Outline a plan – Write down your big resolution, and find several smaller goals that can help lead up to the bigger one. Smaller goals are easier to achieve, and each milestone will remind you of why you started in the first place.
Share with friends and family – By talking about your resolutions with those you love, you are more likely to stick to it. Perhaps a friend has the same goal, and you can hold each other accountable to work towards reaching it.
Track your progress – Whatever your resolution may be, keep a journal to highlight achievements or downfalls in the journey to reaching your goal. Each small accomplishment will encourage you to work harder and maintain consistency with the long-term goal you set.
Don’t give up – A small slip-up does not mean the end goal is forever unattainable. Instead, understand that mistakes are common and it’s just a bump in the road on the journey to achieving your resolution.
We'd like to end this entry with a Living With Purpose Today resolution: We resolve to keep on sharing the Trilogy story with you through engaging articles, delicious recipes, and helpful information. Most of all, we resolve to keep on having fun! Make sure to check back often in 2016, and if you haven't already, subscribe to Living With Purpose Today! We wish you a happy and healthy 2016!