How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

With the beginning of a new year, you may start thinking about a New Year’s Resolution, or maybe you’re thinking about how quickly you gave up on the NYR that you set up last year. With the right tools and adjustments, you can create an attainable vision for your future self! Keep your goal realistic One key to keeping your goals realistic is to think about them in terms of where you are now, rather than trying to frame yourself around someone else’s standard. For example, if your resolution is to run a 5K, but you aren’t currently a runner, it might be more productive to create a goal of going jogging three or four times a week instead. This way, you goal meets you at your current skill level, and is focused on growth towards something you’d like to see yourself doing- like running a 5K. It can be a lot easier to achieve a goal if it starts around what you can do, versus what you can’t do. A goal that is specific is much more likely to be maintained because it is a lot easier to measure the success of it. By this, I mean instead of choosing a vague goal, such as calling your parents for more often, make a specific commitment, such as calling your parents every Sunday! If it is measurable, it is easier to work into your routine, which is an important part of creating a habit. Commit it to Your Routine Setting …

Lessons Learned from 2020

2020. It felt like three years wrapped in one to many. Others felt it flew by. Some business continued to prosper in the crazy “new-normal-that’s-not-really-normal” brought on with the introduction of COVID. Other businesses struggled. Some had to close completely. As a company, we were thankful to be considered essential, to continue being able to help our customers navigate the murky waters of something none of us had ever faced before, meeting their needs and providing solutions for their businesses to continue to run safely and keep their people employed. But when we heard of customers, friends and neighbors, whose temporary closings ended up becoming permanent, our hearts were grieved. Together with the rest of the world, we were all brought face to face with the reality of life’s frailty and uncertainty, something we had been taking for granted before. As we look back on 2020 and look forward to 2021, let’s try to remember the lessons we’ve learned during the past year, taking them into this new year, and hopefully living wiser, happier and more hopeful lives. Here are a few lessons we feel are worth remembering: Nothing is guaranteed. Things can change very quickly, and things that we had thought would never change did. We aren’t promised tomorrow, and certainly not a tomorrow that will be just the same as today. Since nothing is guaranteed, we should take nothing for granted. Enjoy and be thankful for every moment, every friendship, every family member, every little thing. You sometimes …