Friday Fix: Failed Resolution? How to Still Make This Year Amazing

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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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.

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, 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.