Kick It With Donna episode 59 – Resolutions Will Work if You Change your Mindset.
We all make those resolutions and sometimes they don’t fly. Why? Are your resolutions too lofty? If you took baby steps, would you have a better outcome?
Happy New Year friends! With every new year come new resolutions. Do you succeed with yours? If yes, fantastic! If no, why not?
Margery Miller is my guest today. We talk about how resolutions will work for you if you change your mindset. We are all guilty of making a grandiose resolution that doesn’t have a prayer of succeeding. I use the “I’m going to lose 20 pounds” example. Losing 20 pounds isn’t impossible, but wouldn’t it be more realistic if you tweaked that just a little?. Do you have a plan on how to do it? Do you think it would work in your favor if you planned on losing two pounds a week? Maybe your goal is to lose 20 pounds in 2019. Making smaller weight loss goals can lead you to success instead of failure and disappointment.
My resolution this year is to curb my excessive spending habit. This goal is bigger than I am. I’m seeing a cognitive behavior counselor to guide me through this process. Going back in time, this behavior started in my teen years. Wanting to be accepted and having control over something in my life leads me to the pickle I’m in now. Playing Monopoly with my honey was an eye opener. Hadn’t played since I was a kid. I bought every property I landed on and soon ran out of money. I lost my butt, and I was pissed abut it. Losing is not a strength. I just saw my spending life on the Monopoly board! The next day, I realized that being pissed was worthless. Why not play the game again and make more strategic moves. Buy the more expensive properties and buy houses on them. Definitely better than buying everything and running out of money.
Margery brought up a great exercise. Pick one word for the year. Write down a few sentences in the first person, i.e. I am … Her word is courage. She suggested that mine be strategic. How perfect is that word for me? Be more strategic on what I spend my money on.
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