New Year's resolutions are tough to keep even when you make them simple and easy. If you're struggling, the Wall Street Journal recommends trying to get your loved ones pick your resolutions for you.
Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
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 paper offer a few suggestions on how you might go about this, but it boils down to simply asking your friends for suggestions. If you're the one offering the resolution advice, the Wall Street Journal suggests you start with positive goals before moving onto the more harsh criticisms and you agree to check in periodically to monitor progress.
It's a different way to looking at New Year's resolutions than we're used to and it's decidedly less personal, but getting input from another set of eyes is never a bad idea.
To Stick to New Year's Resolutions, Try Outsourcing Them [Wall Street Journal]