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hey @letitgo! Smiley Very Happy
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Next question....

 

In the past, what do you think contributed to you following through/not following through on your resolutions?

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Some New Year's Resolutions I've made in the past... honestly, I don't think I could name any specific one. I tend to set myself general aims e.g. eat healthily/get fit, and then can't/ don't measure the outcomes... 

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I wish @May_

Mine is more or less "Same shit, different year". But I just do things when I have the inspiration / energy.

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Nice job on sticking to the tim tam resolution @loves netball - that chocolate-y goodness is hard to resist!

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@letitgo I had to stop because the whole packet would be gone in two days, but I resorted to just blocks of chocolate. So I limit the times I buy chocolate and just make my own sweets because I love baking anyway. And now that I've stopped the tim tams I don't seem to want them anymore

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Looking back at what I ticked off and what I didn't do with my 2016, the things I did achieve were the things that I really wanted to happen.
Wanting it bad helps.
Also being really specific and REALISTIC.

Like one of my goals was to go to the gym every day. Guess who got burnt out doing that? Lasted a couple of months but I did maintain tracking the whole year so I'm looking forward to analysing the numbers and challenging myself to do better next year .... nerdy I know...
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excited to hear your answer for this one @Ben-RO! Smiley Very Happy
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Hey @May_!

 

I'd say one thing that could/would contribute would be how specific the resolutions are, and how realistic. e.g. I did set myself one to keep a diary, ideally every day. That falls under the umbrella resolution to write more.I haven't written in the diary every day, but I'd say I've made it at least once a week and the commitment to my writing has made me a lot happier.

 

Long story short, I'd say it's best to be specific and realistic. Smiley Very Happy

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yeah that's really true @StarLord I guess it does come down to wanting something more than you want to alternative (Eg going to the gym vs watching netflix and youtube in bed)
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