A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
You have probably played this game on your phone before or your friends have been talking about it...well, I wanted to get in on the action and see if I could stump you!
Everyday, right before you head to your lunch break, check my blog for a new game. I'll post one around 11:45 every work day and I'll give you the answer later in the afternoon. Cool? Cool...let's do it!
Here are the pics.
That is one key to staying on track with your resolutions in the New year. I have a list of 9 ways to achieve your goals this year:
1. Make it something you really want. Don't make it a resolution that you "should" want or what other people tell you to want. It has to fit with your own values.
2. Limit your list to a number you can handle.
It's probably best to make two or three resolutions that you intend to keep. That way, you're focusing your efforts on the goals you truly want.
3. Be specific. To be effective, resolutions and
goals need to be pretty specific. Jettison the amorphous "exercise more," in favor of "I'm working out at the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m."
4. Automate. Automating financial goals can maximize
your odds for success without you having to do anything. If your goal is to save $3,000 this year, calculate the amount out of each check, then arrange to have it automatically deposited into your savings account each time you get paid.
5. Make a plan. Rather than stating one daunting
goal, create a series of smaller steps to reach it. Have an action plan. Figure out exactly what you want to do.
6. Be prepared to change some habits. One reason that resolutions fail is people don't change the habits that sabotage them. One potent approach is to realize that all you ever have is the present moment. So ask what you can do now that will get you closer to your goal. It could mean trade-offs such as sacrificing an hour of couch time for your new goals. That's how you get resolutions implemented.
7. Write down the goal and visualize it regularly.
Writing and visualizing are effective tools for fulfilling a goal because they fix it firmly in the subconscious. And if you write down your goals, put them in a prominent place where you'll view them frequently, such as on the fridge or on your desk. Glickman keeps her important life goals and priorities on her computer's screen saver.
8. To tell or not to tell? Having someone hold you accountable can be a powerful tool. In general, making a public commitment adds motivation.
9. Forgive yourself. If you fall off the wagon, jump back on. Many people fall into the trap of believing that if they stumble, they should give up. The truth is you don't have to wait for next year or for some magic moment. Instead, realize that "slipping is part of the process.