Jo’s Journal: Getting Ready for the 2020 New Year

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Getting Ready for the 2020 New Year

by Joanne Troppello


A resolution is defined as a “firm decision to do something or not to do it”. It’s the end of the year. People are going to make resolutions.


However, once February rolls around, they’ll likely lose their determination—and the resolution fails. That has definitely happened to me through the years. Yet, some people are determined to keep their resolutions. They have success in completing them.


An NBC News article cited research completed by iQuanti that defined the most popular resolutions made last year. Here are seven of those top resolutions:


  • Improve Personal Health

  • Become More Organized

  • Seize Each Moment of the Day

  • Start a New Hobby

  • Spend Less Money and Save More

  • Take Time to Travel

  • Become an Avid Reader


Are any of those things on your resolution list? Do you think you will achieve them? What resolutions have you made in the past that you accomplished during the year?

The American Psychological Association designed a listing of tips to help people find ways to stick to their resolutions. The APA suggests that you make simple resolutions which are not too difficult to keep.


This can improve your chances of keeping them. According to the APA, they advise that it is important to focus on changing only one behavior at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed with the changes. Getting overwhelmed can cause you to fail to keep them.


The APA suggests that you work with an accountability partner to help you stay focused on your goals. This person can help you keep them more easily.


The final thing the APA suggests is that people should not feel defeated if they mess up and don’t complete all their goals. Discuss your progress with your accountability partner or family and friends, so they can help you get back on track.


Check out some of these great goal tracking apps described by Lifewire.com. Some of the apps include Strides, Way of Life, Goals on Track, Coach.me, and ATracker.


Do you have any resolutions for 2020?

About the Author


Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.


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