However, the truth is that most people give up on their resolution just weeks after starting. Isn’t that crazy? Probably not that crazy because you have most likely in the past given up on a resolution as well.
Don’t worry, I have, of course, done the same as well. No one is perfect. Today though, we are going to discuss things that you can do to make your New Year’s resolutions more attainable. Enjoy and good luck!
Is your New Year’s resolution important to you?
For some reason, there are people out there who create goals that they don’t really care about. They might create goals that would make other people happy, or they are thinking about goals that everyone else thinks about. However, everyone is different. You should create whatever goal strikes your fancy.
This way, you are actually interested in your goal. It would be difficult to achieve a goal if you were not interested in it at all.
Is your resolution achievable?
Another mistake that many make is creating a New Year’s resolution that just is not possible. Sometimes you just have to take baby steps in order to reach a goal. If your goal is too big, then this might throw you off and make you want to quit your resolution when you fall off your unrealistic “track.”
Create a plan.
After you decide what your New Year’s resolution will be, the next thing you need to do is to create a plan. You should decide when you would like to achieve your goal, how you will achieve it, what you might have to sacrifice in life to achieve it, and more.
Try to find a resolution buddy.
If there is someone else out there who shares a similar resolution as you, then you might want to think about pairing with them. This way you two can keep each other on track. This person might be a family member, a friend, or even someone you exchange emails with online.
Don’t forget to celebrate.
Whether you have reached your goal or you are on the next step, you should celebrate. Celebrating the little wins and the big wins will help keep you motivated and refreshed. Changing your mindset can do wonders when it comes to attempting to reach a resolution.
Track how you are doing.
Along the way, you should always track your progress. Tracking your progress helps because you can see what methods are working, and what methods are not. You can then readjust yourself and see what needs to be done in order to reach your resolution successfully.
What will your New Year’s resolutions be for 2015? Do you think you will reach them?