Every year, we make commitments and resolutions for New Years. It seems though, when the holiday season comes around, we tend to push our goals aside. We allow ourselves, throughout the year to get behind and relax on goals we have set for ourselves. Whether our goal was to lose weight, go on vacation, save money, or anything else we set for ourselves to complete, we seem to procrastinate throughout the year and find ourselves with only 2-3 months left at the end of the year. Then we tell ourselves that we can’t possibly get these things done during the busy holidays and we let them slip even further out or let them go completely.

We want to get our shit together, but we break our own promises to ourselves. Why aren’t we being more responsible to ourselves?  We deserve the best in life, but that also means we deserve the best of our own efforts towards our goals. If your goal is to lose weight, it only gets harder to lose it with all the great food during the holidays. If your goal is to save money, it gets harder with the giving we want to do during the holidays.

If you know that your time is limited, and you want to take full advantages of the holidays, knuckle down. You make time for what is important to you. Make your goals and promises a priority because that is a testament of your character. Get a calendar and keep track of everything. A calendar can help you put a timeline to your goal and help you hold yourself accountable.

Take a moment to look at your goals. Have you accomplished them this year? If not, was it due to procrastination?  Look deep within yourself and hold yourself accountable. You still have time this year to make progress on your goals. Identify the obstacles in your path and make sure you focus on the result you want. Don’t let procrastination keep you from finishing your year out strong.

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