By Mindy Cabral, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, January 2015 issue
People often make New Year’s resolutions to make a change in their life or try something new. After a few weeks, or maybe months, people tend to forget about them and stop. It’s just too hard. Maybe you weren’t ready for the change, or the challenge you committed to. Here are some tips on how you can keep your New Year’s resolutions after January 1.
- Set a New Year’s resolution you can accomplish. You are more likely to lose your drive if your resolution is too ambitious. Start small and let your goals grow and build throughout the year. Baby steps!
- Make your New Year’s resolution positive and try to keep it fun! Tell yourself what you are going to do instead of what your not, and why you are doing it. “I’ve always wanted to play piano. I am going to learn to play Let It Go because it’s my favorite song.”
- Find a friend or someone who can be your accountability partner. No matter what your individual resolutions are, you can help keep each other on track by checking in on a weekly basis.
- Join a class or group that is working towards the same New Year’s resolution or goal you have made for yourself. Having a weekly appointment will help you stay on track and remain motivated!
- It’s ok to change your mind. If your New Year’s resolution doesn’t work out, do something else. The whole idea behind making a resolution is to improve yourself and continue to learn learn. This impacts not only you, but the people around you.
Happy New Year and good luck with your resolutions!
If your New Year’s resolution is to learn a musical instrument, we can help! Contact the friendly staff at Little School of Music: 661-222-2239
Copyright 2015 Mindy Cabral