HUB TELEGRAM: The end of the year is not just for partying and having fun with family and friends. It is also a time that many people evaluate what they have done over the past year and what they can change in the new. According to the website many resources, about 45 percent of people in the United States make resolutions for the New Year. But only about eight percent successful achieve their resolution. The following is a list of five common resolutions made and, very often, broken.
1. Losing weight — Vowing to lose weight is a very popular promise to make, accounting for about 38 percent of New Year resolutions made. However, a downhill slide in drive and determination tends to make this an often broken promise within weeks. Many professionals recommend not dieting alone but mixing in exercise to see better and quicker results.
2. Saving money — Money-related issues made up 34 percent of 2015 resolutions. Following through with this resolution would make a difference in many lives as, a third of all Americans have no savings at all. Some suggestions to help keep this resolution include putting away a third of any windfalls into savings, ditching the ATM card and sticking to a set amount of cash for the week, and creating a budget and sticking with it.
3. Enjoy life to the fullest — This resolution rated as fourth for 2015, but apparently has high failure rate. Issues involving money and work, among others, tend to keep many people from following through with this resolution. Suggestions to improve your chances include setting goals and writing them down, focusing on what you can control, overcoming your fear, analyzing your weaknesses, overcoming laziness, learning to simplify, and stop giving up, among others.
4. Stop procrastinating — Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished, and sometimes it can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression and self-doubt. According to many resources, this resolution is among the most popular in recent years. This resolution is reportedly among the most popular in recent years, and some people have pointed out that without kicking this habit, other resolutions made will be moot.
5. Spending less time on Facebook — Too much time on Facebook and other social networks have become a considerable problem for a number of people these days. But it is a hard habit to break as logging in and checking in has become second nature to many. According to many resources, 50 percent of young Facebook users habitually check their profile first thing in the morning. And many people have developed “Facebook anxiety.” So it might be a good thing to turn off your profile for a while and connecting with your real life for a while.
Here are 10 Things You Should do Before 2016
1. Thinking you’re not ready.
Nobody is ever 100 percent ready for the opportunities that come his or her way. The best opportunities stretch us beyond our limits.
2. Dwelling on the past and worrying about the future.
If you want success, you can’t stay stuck in the past or worry about what the future holds. All you can do is live for this moment.
3. Breaking promises.
The fastest way to lose credibility is to break your promises. If you say you are going to do something, do it. Don’t do anything that will break credibility or ruin the reputation that you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Don’t overpromise and don’t underdeliver.
4. Trying to live up to people’s expectations.
Do whatever you can to set high standards for yourself, and then do everything you can to meet them. Other people’s expectations are none of your concern.
5. Comparing yourself with others.
You have heard it before and you’ll hear it again: Comparing yourself with others is a waste of time. The only person you should be competing against is yourself.
6. Constantly complaining.
If something isn’t working, do something about it.
7. Being overly self-critical.
Be who you are and say what you feel. Be kind to yourself.
If you want to accomplish something, stop waiting and start doing.
9. Trying to be perfect.
Those who insist on perfection don’t get much done.
10. Being underprepared.
A surefire way to fail is not to have a plan.