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How to Focus Your Energy

How to Focus Your Energy

In today's hectic world, adding more to your plate is rarely effective. For this reason, you need to prioritize what you want to accomplish and then focus on achieving those goals throughout the year.

Ideally, you should pick one or two things to focus your energy on.

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How to Reframe Your Words

Thoughts impact emotions and behaviors. If a resolution is worded in a way that is negative or restricting, it isn't going to help you to feel good or motivated to achieve it. Studies show that expressing a desire to have more self-control could actually have the opposite effect on behavior.

Try to word your resolutions using positive statements rather than imposing restrictions or implying that something is negative.

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How to Set More Attainable Goals

The key is that you take a look at your broken resolution and try to determine why it wasn't attainable. Once you do that, you may be able to set more achievable goals.

Additionally, try to start small with a goal that you know you can achieve and then gradually work your way up to that ultimate goal.

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Less Than 20% Of People Even Keep Their Resolutions

Studies show that less than 20% of people even keep their resolutions.But breaking New Year's resolutions might actually be a good thing.

Rather than berating yourself for not sticking to your plan, use the broken resolution as an opportunity to learn more about your habits and your preferences. Doing so will help you refine your goals and come up with a plan that is more attainable.

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