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Happy Half Year! How to Set Half a Resolution

photo via Wanderlust.com | Sasha Juliard

photo via Wanderlust.com | Sasha Juliard


“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

It seems like just yesterday we were clinking champagne glasses and setting a slew of semi-unattainable New Year’s resolutions—most of which have probably fallen by the wayside.


But fear not: You aren’t alone.

According to a study from the University of Scranton, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all had that feeling of looking back on the year and feeling like we didn’t accomplish anything, like we let time fly by and now we’re ending the year exactly where we started it.

Consider this your mid-year reminder and motivation so 2015 doesn’t become one of those years.

Six Months is Perfect

While it may no longer be a true New Year’s resolution, there’s nothing stopping you from creating a half-year resolution. The next six months can bring forth a lot of change. In fact, six months is probably a more attainable timetable than a full year.

“Six months is a great round number because it’s enough time to make a big impact, and check in and adjust course when needed. Checking in every month, and at the three-month mark, is a great way to steer yourself toward success,” says Sally Anne Giedrys, an ICF-credentialed life coach with Whole Life Strategies Coachingspecializing in reinvention.

To read the rest of this article, visit Wanderlust to see all the tips we share.