Stick with your resolutions

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As January winds down, hopefully your momentum to stick with your New Year’s resolutions is still going strong. However, if you find yourself falling behind, remember you are not alone.

Keeping up with goals and resolutions can be a challenge. As we settle back into regular routines post-holiday season, it might be harder to stay focused. Even if you’ve fallen behind, don’t let that set the tone for the rest of the year. There are many strategies that can help you crush your 2021 goals.

In part one of our new year’s series, OVB Vice President and Senior Compliance Officer Daniel Roush said his resolution for 2021 was to reduce his carbon footprint as well as to continue his journaling, which is something he has done consistently since 2005.

“We’ve been under a boil water advisory in my local area for a week now, which ironically has helped me with my conservation resolution. You never realize how much water you use until you have to bathe out of a three-gallon bucket for a week,” Roush said. “Other efforts to be more environmentally friendly are still in the works, but I am continuing to use my compost pile, and I am researching more options for recycling.”

To help others stick with their resolutions, Roush suggesting setting a broader goal or adjusting their current resolution.

“When you set a broader, less specific goal it gives you more flexibility in how you can accomplish it. By being less specific and giving yourself more to work with, you are less likely to get discouraged and quit all together,” he said.

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