Failed Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Here’s Why

Sorry to break it to you if you’ve made some great new year’s resolutions recently, but the majority of resolutions actually fail come February – around 80%, in fact. This shouldn’t put you off making goals that could help you to improve your life. After all, everybody should aim to get better in one way or another, whether that’s managing money better, getting more sleep, reading more books, or doing something else that’s beneficial and meaningful. Making changes like this to your life can mean you enjoy life more and find your life more fulfilling.

However, failing your resolutions can be disheartening, and can send you off on a downward spiral. Some people have an ‘all or nothing’ mentality, and this means that failing a new year’s resolution can put them even further back then when they first began their quest to improve.

Perhaps you have an all or nothing mentality and you really need to cut yourself some slack. You don’t have to be perfect to reach your goals, or have absolutely everything laid out – you just need to keep moving forward, remember your ‘why’, and find other ways to be better than you were yesterday.

Below, we’ll discuss a few more reasons why you may be failing when it comes to improving aspects of your life, and you’ll find some ideas to help you overcome them, too.


You Haven’t Managed Your Time Properly

Proper time management is absolutely key, whatever it is you want to achieve. You need to make sure that you are prioritizing your most important tasks, and getting them done before anything else so that they aren’t bogging you down all day. For example, if your resolutions are to stay physically and mentally fit, why not meditate and workout before the rest of your day begins? Then you’re already off to a winning start!

You Haven’t Found The Right Help

You won’t always be able to do things alone. In fact, it’s a good idea to get some help from time to time. Perhaps you’d benefit from speaking to a career counselor if you want a new job, or a financial advisor if you want to finally get your finances in order. You might even benefit from an expungement attorney if you want to make sure that your past mistakes aren’t impacting your future opportunities. Do your research – a mentor could even be a great idea for you.

You’re Not Looking At This In The Long Term

Whatever it is you want to achieve, you need to come up with a plan that’s sustainable. Don’t be afraid to take it slow at first.

You’re Overthinking Things

Sometimes you need to stop thinking and just start doing. Just take one baby step in the right direction. All success is, is a series of baby steps!

You Don’t Have A Strong Enough ‘Why’

A strong ‘why’ will keep you going when things get tough. Write yours down and put them somewhere you can see them.

You’re Not Tracking Your Results

Tracking your results can help you to see how far you’ve come and help you to stay motivated. You could keep a journal to monitor your progress, for example.

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Making Sure Modern Customers Eat Up Your Restaurant Business

In modern business, every industry faces obstacles. Retailers have been struggling since the internet came along. Even real estate agents are feeling the sting of our changing habits. One industry which hasn’t changed all that much, though, is that of hospitality. It seems that we still appreciate a good restaurant. This remains the case, even though many of us have less spare cash to play with.

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As such, you may think a restaurant is a sound choice for a new business venture. And, you wouldn’t be wrong. Of all your options right now, this certainly seems to be experiencing change at the slowest rate. That said, it would be naive to think that you’re guaranteed success. While changes here are minimal, they’re still happening. And, if you want any chance, you need to keep on top. If you are toying with this, then, it’s essential you consider including the following in your business plan.

Take out services

Not all that long ago, a select handful of restaurants offered takeout services. Now, this is a staple if you want to stay ahead of the game. Delivery apps like Deliveroo and Just Eat mean customers expect takeout from any restaurant. By offering a private service for this from day one, you’re sure to impress. Even better, this needn’t cost you a fortune. One or two delivery drivers are all it takes. By asking them to provide their vehicles, you can cut costs here even further. Just like that, you can ensure you’re appealing to modern consumers who have no time to spare. Even better, you could be one of the only restaurants in town who offer this without a middle-company.

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See your food in stores

Since Nandos released their Piri-Piri sauce in supermarkets, restaurants have been expanding their sales horizons. Selling pricey meals of an evening is all well and good, but it may not sustain you. There will be quiet nights, after all, and no guarantee of income. That’s why you should work to sell signature foods to local food stores. By investing in resealable plastic bags, custom-designed with your logo, you can more than double your earnings. This is also a sure way to see you making money during those quiet weeknights. Get this right, and it could even see more customers coming into your restaurant itself.

Take it online

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To some extent, restaurants remain mostly untouched by the online revolution. A computer can’t eat your food for you, after all. But, you may still find that taking some things online helps you. For one, it can pay to accept bookings and take out orders through your website. This ease of use is sure to go down well with customers and could see your popularity soar. It’s also worth making use of visual mediums like Instagram to build an audience. By taking staged photographs of your best dishes, you ensure no one will be able to resist a trip to your restaurant. And, isn’t that what any business owner wants?

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Wisdom is Knowing the Right Path to Take in Life. Integrity is Taking it

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The start of the new year is a chance to reflect, to look at the goals we set last year, and decide what we’d like to achieve in the coming months. It’s a fresh start, an opportunity to check in and make sure we’re on a path that’s taking us towards where we want to be. Instead of setting superficial resolutions this year that will be forgotten about by February, why not delve a little deeper? Changes like these could massively improve your life for the better.

Move somewhere new

The place where we live affects our lives in a big way. From the property itself, the space we have and the way it’s decorated- to the general area and overall location. If your home is cramped and small you might find yourself getting stressed and running out of space. If it’s in a busy city, you might be tired of the noise and pollution. If the area has gone downhill since you moved in, you might be worried about crime and other social issues. Don’t feel like you’re stuck in the place you have, it’s so worth doing some research and finding what else is out there. Property sites like William Pitt have home valuation tools so you can see what yours is worth at the click of a button, and from there can see what else you can afford. Moving can mean a fresh start, and a chance to start living life the way that you want.

Consider a change of career

Most of us spend around forty hours a week at work, and so if you’re unhappy in your job, you’re more than likely going to be unhappy in the rest of your life too. While a change of career is a huge deal, it could well end up being one of the best things you’ve ever done. You could go back to university and study for the qualification you need, or do it part-time from home. Otherwise, you could look into alternate ways of changing career, such as starting at the bottom and working your way up. While you’ll experience a drop in money to begin with, it could lead to far better prospects later down the line, and a job you’re much happier in.

Make an effort to meet new people

It’s so easy to fall into a rut in adulthood. We spend most of our days working, and spend time with the same few people. We rarely push outside our comfort zone and try new things where we’re exposed to new individuals. It’s easy to think that we don’t need more friends, but meeting others adds depth and interest to life like nothing else. You might not like everyone you meet, but everyone brings with them lessons. They can teach you a new perspective, or even reflect something of yourself back at you which motivates you to change. They can introduce you to new things that you simply would never have done on your own. If you’re single, why not sign up to a dating app and go on some dates? Join a meetup website and meet with others with the same interests as you. Reconnect with old friends on Facebook, and say yes to more social invitations. You wont regret it!

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