What does your DAY AFTER (New Year’s Day) look like?

What does your DAY AFTER (New Year’s Day) look like?

by Ran Zilca from PsychCentral

Most people do not keep their New Year’s resolutions. More than 90% of us fail to accomplish the things that we so passionately resolved to do, only a year before. The reasons vary, but more than often it’s not about willpower, determination, or motivation. We simply focus on the wrong goals.

When we set goals, many of us imagine the day when we would accomplish them. We think of graduation day, our wedding day, the day when we hit our target weight, or the day we would embark on a trip. The mistake in this process is small but dramatic. To pick the goals that are best for us, we need to first envision the day after.

On the day that you accomplish something great, the excitement is intense. You are on the top of the world, thrilled and exhilarated. It is a wonderful feeling, but it does not last. You adapt to it and it wears off. The next day is different. You are no longer experience the ecstasy of accomplishment, and you can truly assess your feelings about what happened: Are you still happy? How will your life be different now? Are you scared? Do you have regrets? Are you eager to get going?

The day after is the day that most books and films never portray…

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