Tips for Keeping New Year's Resolutions

14. January 2016 10:26 by Steve Leigh in Productivity  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

It's two weeks into the new year. Are you still upholding your New Year's resolutions? If you are, congratulations! Only 50 weeks left to go. If you have fallen off the wagon, don't be too hard on yourself. There are likely some good reasons.

Know Thyself

New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin sheds some light on the matter. In this talk, she explains the four types of personalities and their attitudes about rules. Whether you're a rebel who hates to follow any rule, even if it's your own, or an upholder who follows all the rules, knowing how you and others see the world will help you get things done.

Be the Early Bird

Many productive people report they get the most done in the morning before the rest of the world wakes up. But changing your routine can be a daunting task. It turns out there are some secrets for converting night owls to early birds.

One of the mistakes people make when they want to wake up earlier is to immediately start setting their clocks to the new time they want to rise. This will shock your system and make you feel more tired. Start by setting your alarm for 15 minutes earlier. After a couple days of waking up at the new time, set your alarm for another 15 minutes earlier. This gives your body time to adjust.

From getting enough sleep to jumping out of bed, Kosio Angelov, the founder of High Performance Lifestyle has great advice for people searching for more sunlight. Watch the video above for all seven tips.

Try These 10 Tips

WebMD offers some great advice for people seeking to keep their New Year's resolutions. Tips include practicing self control, making a single change at a time, and breaking goals into achievable chunks.

Whether you're rewarding your diligence with colorful stickers, or feeling overwhelmed by your goals, we want to hear from you! Let us know what you wish you were doing better, or what you feel good about accomplishing so far in the comments below.

2015: Perfect For a Fresh Start At Work

You may have enjoyed the last two weeks off from work, whether it was traveling to see family in another city or heading somewhere tropical to get away from winter. Whatever the case might be, you know next Monday is when we all face the reality that things are finally back to normal at work. How do you feel about your productivity in 2014? Did you constantly complain you were busy? Did you, in turn, feel like you didn't get anything done? Here are some suggestions to ease office stress into the new year.

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