There is no need to say “bah humbug” to New Year’s resolutions if you take the right steps to make them last.
Wangaratta facilitator Susan Benedyka says goodwill and optimism can quickly run out so the key to keeping resolutions is setting goals throughout January.
“There are methods you can use to greatly increase your chances of looking back on the year with a satisfied smile rather than question marks,” she said.
“Putting the right plan in place, and following certain steps, gives you the biggest chance of successfully enjoying the journey and being in control of your destination.”
Tips to keeping resolutions including writing down a vision or purpose and the steps to reach goals, which can be celebrated as achievements throughout the year.
“This can be applied to developing a plan for 2017, or planning your life,” Ms Benedyka said.
“Without planning, life just happens to you.
“At the end of the year, do you want to look back and say, ‘well, that was a merry-go-round, what was the point?’.”
She will be holding workshops titled “plan in a day – life on purpose” in Wangaratta, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga during January and February.