Tackle Your New Year’s Resolutions, Let us Tackle the Housework
Are you having trouble keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions? Has the gap between your intentions and reality kept getting wider and wider as the first weeks of 2019 occur? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. According to various studies, about 80% of all Americans completely abandon their New Year’s resolutions by the 2nd week of February, so if you’re struggling to achieve your goals, you’re not alone. But don’t give up! You can still achieve them!
Will-power is overrated
Some people think they just need more will-power to live the way they want to and achieve their dreams, but in fact, will-power is over-rated. In fact, human nature rebels against will-power. Think about it – as soon as you tell a toddler “no,” – whatever it may be – like, he or she can’t have a cookie – all of a sudden, the child wants it with all their might. Their shrill screams and tears of agony and despair ripple through the parent’s heart until they either give in a hand over the cookie or somehow weather the storm of their child’s emotional outburst.
Things aren’t that different for us adults. Perhaps you set your New Year’s resolution to skip dessert every weeknight. At first, that feels totally achieveable, right? But then you see your spouse and kids enjoying scoops of ice cream and cookies and after a long day of making decisions and powering through, you can’t resist partaking in dessert. Just this once, you say to yourself, but it’s a slippery slope…
Set yourself up for success
Instead, if you genuinely want to achieve your New Year’s resolutions, you need to set up your routine so the decision will be easy to keep. If you always have chocolate, candy, and ice cream on-hand and your kids are always asking you for some, it’s going to be hard to resist the urge to give in and have some. But if you set up your environment in a way in which it’ll be easy to achieve success, you won’t have rely on fallible will-power and inadequate self-control to achieve your goals. Hide the cookies! Tell your kids to scold you if they see you eating ice cream! Post on social media every time you slip up… You may be surprised at how much of a difference some accountability makes.
Adjust your routine
Another very common New Year’s resolution is to exercise more. But how are you going to make that happen? Driving to the gym, working out for an hour, taking a shower, driving back… it all requires time and effort. Where will that time come from? One idea that might make this goal more realistic is by taking housework off your plate. That’s right – skip cleaning your home and go to the gym for that hour or two. Enlist the expert cleaners at Kimberly's Kleaning Service and you’ll be amazed by how good your home looks and how affordable our cleaning services are. Call Kimberly's Kleaning Service at 702-263-0468 for a free estimate and to schedule your first cleaning now.
Tackle your New Year’s Resolutions, and let us tackle the housework!