Tips for Making Your Resolutions Stick

January 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Did you know that only about 15% of people keep their New Year's resolutions? With such a high failure rate, you may feel like your New Year's resolutions are doomed from the start. That's not necessarily true, though! Use these simple tips for making your resolutions stick and you may be one of the few New Year's success stories.

  • Create a strategy. While you may feel motivated to stick to your resolutions in the first month, after a while, you're sure to face a few days when your resolution feels more difficult. That's why you'll want to create a strategy or a schedule to act a safety net and keep you on track.
  • Hold yourself accountable. It's easy for people to break their resolutions if they think that no one will know. To hold yourself accountable for meeting your resolutions, tell a trusted friend or family member about your goals. With someone else involved, you'll feel less able to skip out on your goal.
  • Keep a journal. It's important to keep track of what works and what doesn't when you're trying to achieve a resolution. By writing a short journal entry every day (or even every week), you can check up on your progress throughout the year.
  • Create a shorter timeline. While a whole year may seem endless, a month is far less intimidating. Celebrate keeping your resolution at the end of each month with a small treat, and then start fresh at the beginning of the new month.
  • Focus on your enjoyment. No matter what your resolution may be, you're sure to see signs of enjoyment while you work toward meeting your goal. If you made a commitment to get fit, for example, you may notice that you start to have more energy or that your pants feel a bit loose. Focus on these positive aspects and your resolution is sure to get easier!

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Looking for Some High-Flying Fun This Month? Check Out Monster Jam on January 20th

January 11, 2017 1:02 pm

For fans of monster trucks in the Norfolk area, Monster Jam is a can't-miss event that's sure to promise a day of excitement and fun! This popular event will take place on Friday, January 20th at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Coliseum.

All of the most popular monster trucks will be on deck at the Monster Jam, and you can cheer on your favorite drivers as they go head to head in the ring. Prepare for a day of big jumps, loud crashes and other exciting battles at this wild event.

Tickets to Monster Jam can be purchased online.

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Bring Your Kids to See a Paw Patrol Live Show at Chrysler Hall on January 15

January 6, 2017 1:02 pm

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean that the fun has to end! On January 15, bring the kiddos to see a live showing of Paw Patrol at Chrysler Hall. The international tour will make its way to Norfolk and bring along all of your kids' favorite characters, fun lessons and colorful costumes for the whole family to enjoy.

At Paw Patrol Live, it's time for the pups to save the day once again. It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

Purchase tickets online at the Eventful website.

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