Self-Improvement Friday Fix: Failed Resolution? How to Still Make This Year Amazing By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. Learn about our editorial process Updated on January 20, 2023 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 231 More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast's “Friday Fix” is a short episode that features a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts / Amazon Music Friday Fix: Episode 231 Many people on social media this year discouraged others from setting a New Year resolution. Opting out of a resolution isn’t necessarily a bad idea. By mid-January, most people consider their resolutions failed. That means their intentions to hit the gym, wake up earlier, or save more money have already fallen by the wayside. As a therapist, I’ve worked with many people ready to declare the entire year a failure after giving up on their resolution. But you don’t have to do that. If your resolution isn’t working out as you’d hoped, you can still do plenty of things to make this year amazing. Sometimes that starts with changing the way you word your resolution. A few simple shifts in how you set your goal can set you up for success. On this episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share how to reword a resolution into an attainable goal, what to do if your resolution has started to slip, and how to make this a great year without a resolution at all. More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this transcript does not go through our standard editorial process and may contain inaccuracies and grammatical errors. Thank you. Download the Transcript If You Liked This Episode, You Might Also Like These Episodes: Discipline Is Destiny With Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday Friday Fix: Changes to Your Environment That Will Help You Build Mental Strength Friday Fix: 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Goals for Yourself 7 Things to Do Right Now If Your New Year’s Resolution Is Already Slipping By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.