New Year’s Resolutions & Resources for Legal Help
Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions! It is so exciting to plan a fresh start for not only a new year, but a new decade. We’ve made our goals here at NGL, and we want to help you with some of yours too. Did you know that while 60% of people make New Year’s Resolutions, only 8% are successful at achieving them? Read some tips below on how to follow through, and find some resources for legal help if your goal involves a criminal case.
New Years Goals: 4 Tips for Success
Whether your goal is to lose weight, save money, or even read more, there are strategies that can help. The first is to set realistic goals. Making a goal that’s almost impossible is a sure way to set yourself up for failure. So instead of trying to lose 50 pounds by March, maybe try to lose a a pound or two every week.
The second tip is to make a plan on how to achieve your goal. This can make your goal more manageable, and even help track your progress. Instead of trying to save $2,500 this year, reframe your goal to putting away $50 every paycheck (or something similar). This will help make your goals clear and realistic. Breaking your resolution into smaller steps increases the likelihood you’ll achieve it, and can help you stay motivated!
The third tip is to keep track of your progress, and know how to reward yourself. Keeping track of your progress (whether mentally, or on paper) can help you stay on track. And when you reach a milestone, it’s important to celebrate. However, rewarding your weight loss with a big, sugary dessert won’t help anything. Instead, try reinforcing your progress with something positive; such as celebrating that weight loss by buying new, smaller clothes!
Lastly, set up a support system for your goals. It will be much easier to achieve them with the help of your family, friends, or colleagues. Having to report your progress to somebody else can make you more accountable and help you stay motivated. And when you make a mistake, your loved ones will be there to help you get back on track.
Resources for Legal Help
Dealing with legal trouble can be emotionally and financially exhausting. If your New Year’s Resolution involves clearing up some legal problems, we can help! Here are some articles we wrote that can help answer your questions, and provide you with your next steps.
If you’re looking for a new job or housing, but are having some problems with past convictions, we have resources on how to seal criminal records. You can read our blog posts Legislative Changes in 2019: A Fresh Start for the New Year, Sealing Criminal Cases = Just Smart Practice and New Year, New You: Sealing Criminal Records for a Fresh Start.
If your New Year’s Resolution involves mending your relationship, we have tons of information on Domestic Violence. Check out our posts Understanding Domestic Violence, Valentine’s Day and Domestic Violence, Male Victims of Domestic Violence, and Why Domestic Violence Doesn’t Always Mean Divorce.
There’s a reason we seem to always be talking about DUIs – because they affect so many people! Maybe you got into trouble over the holidays, or are still dealing with a charge from longer ago. Either way, we have loads of information for you to understand your case. See our blog posts Consequences of a DUI, What to Know About a DUID, DUI While Parked, What to Know About Monitored Sobriety, Life after a DUI/DWAI, Biking Under the Influence, and What to do in the Days Following a DUI/DWAI Arrest.
Have other problems? We also have information for Deregistering as a Sex Offender, Finding a New Attorney, and Legal Help for the Homeless, More broadly, we know dealing with legal trouble can affect other areas of your life. We also have resources for Dealing With Stress, Suicide and Mental Health Issues, and Improving Time Management. This is just a small sample of the resources we’ve published, be sure to check out our blog for the full list.
Need More Help?
If you have more questions, or are ready to take on the next step, consider reaching out to Nicol Gersch Petterson for a free 30-minute consultation. Find more information at https://NicolGerschLaw.Com or call 970.670.0378.
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