Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Outsource Your New Year’s Resolutions

You may sit there and read the title of today’s blog post and question, “That would be easy, send my New Year’s Resolution overseas and have someone else worry about it”.  But there is another meaning to outsourcing your resolutions.  When we make resolutions for ourselves we often make foolish ones such as, lose 60 lbs in 1 month, workout 7 days a week when you have never worked out before, or stop eating chocolate.  Although these resolutions may be helpful for your health they may be too ambitious or not change what you really want to change.  So it is time to outsource!  Ask your friends and family to pick resolutions for you.

Your loved ones will be able to give you ideas in a constructive way. “The idea is that when your friends and family point out where you might need to improve, it's more likely to have an impact on you than your own ideas do.”  The key for the friend, or you, if you are the one giving the advice for a resolution is to start with a positive one instead of just listing harsh criticisms.  The other nice part of outsourcing is the person who gives you the resolution acts as a second pair of eyes to make sure you are on the right track.

Ref: http://lifehacker.com/5871534/outsource-your-new-years-resolutions-to-make-them-stick
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