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Practical Planning Tip - Sticking With New Year's Resolutions - It's OK to Be Human

February 15, 2024

Today we are going to continue our discussion of sticking with your financial new year’s resolutions by focusing on the fact that It’s OK to be human: Always Remember, that the occasional misstep shouldn’t derail your goals. It’s normal to make mistakes, sleep in and miss Shacharit, eat a piece of kakosh instead of a salad, or spend money on something that is imprudent. That’s what makes us human. The important thing to keep in mind when trying to create new habits, is not to let a single mistake become the new routine. Making the same error day after day begins to form a new bad habit.

Instead of giving up after you mess up, just move on and get right back on track. Tomorrow, you will make it to shul, eat more healthfully, and resist spending money on something you don’t need. One of the lessons I’ve learned from Daf Yomi is that if you fall materially behind, when you’re ready to rejoin just pick up from wherever they are in the cycle. Dwelling on the past and trying to catch up will compound the issue and make getting back into a routine more difficult. The key is getting back on the train and moving forward.

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