The end of 2021 came in the same fashion as its beginning–suddenly and filled with uncertainty. It also officially marked two years since COVID-19 (then called 'novel coronavirus') was first reported in December 2019. By now, the pandemic has become an accepted surreal reality for all of us. So, with vaccinations and boosters well on their way worldwide, 2022 comes with a wellspring of renewed light and hope for a return to our nostalgic pre-pandemic past. Thus, resolutions seem more possible to keep and pursue. While many things remain up in the air, there’s always more room for positive thought and looking ahead.
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Resolutions often get a bad rep for being a January fad, so, here are a few things to avoid to keep your goals going well into the end of the year:
1. Focusing only on the beginning
As they say, small things make a huge difference. While it’s exciting to imagine a new-and-improved self–getting there will surely require discipline. If you’re looking to quit or get into a habit, most say, the most difficult part is taking the first step. While that is very true, to keep going requires even more from us than a joyous and exciting start. Take small steps, but take them every day.