The new year is upon us now. That means it is resolution time. Are you ready this year? Is this the year that you are going to make those goals? Or are you the one that makes them year after year?
What is a Resolution?
Resolutions come in many different forms. Some people make a goal to change a bad habit, while others create theirs to start a new good habit. The common theme is to improve your life in some way in the new year.
The most popular resolutions made each year revolve around fitness and health. Some people set expectations for January 1st with hopes of weight loss. Still, other people make budget plans or social goals to be with friends and family more.
You have to be careful with what you choose. Statistics show that only 8% -10% of the people making new year resolutions actually achieve them. Mistakes are made from the start. Often multiple resolutions are made that become complicated to maintain. Many goals set may be either overly ambitious or even unrealistic. Minor setbacks tend to discourage you from continuing and then the resolution is done.
Some Tips for Making Successful Resolutions
- Consider not placing all the pressure on the first day of the year.
Every day is a new day and a new start, so use each day.
- Make a goal that is manageable and realistic. Don’t make many goals.
Making small changes gradually and being open to flexibility is beneficial to your success.
- Do not go out on your own with lofty goals.
Find accountability by getting a buddy to join you, or a coach to guide and motivate you.
- Write out your goals!
Writing and rewriting your goals daily connects you to them.
- Take your resolution seriously.
As with any goals, know why you want to achieve them. The more they mean to you, the apt you are to push yourself to succeed.
Happy Resolution Writing!