Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions? There is no doubt we are heading for the beginning of another fantastic year ahead of us. Therefore, the time has come to turn around a new page and give a fresh start. Few of us plan to celebrate the New Year uniquely and make our own New Year’s Resolutions.
A New Year’s Resolution is setting goals and targets for the upcoming year. It includes eliminating bad habits and take steps to make yourself psychologically and emotionally stronger. Of Course, all of us make a New Year’s Resolution as its the easiest thing to make. We did the same in 2019, did we keep them?
Staying Committed to Your New Year’s Resolutions can be a struggle. Take a flashback in January 2019. You’ll realize as the month came to an end, most of us started following our old patterns or habits, which we committed ourselves to change. Thus, it is not only essential to make a New Year’s Resolution, but it’s equally important to keep it alike. Make a New Year’s Resolution, and to keep them, let’s continue reading. We have a few tips for all of us to follow that’ll let our New Year Wishes come true.
Essential tips to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions
Focus on Specific and Realistic Goals
What do we mean by specific and realistic goals? If we are serious about keeping a New Year’s resolution, it has to be explicitly focused on something and need to be realistic equally. Let’s say you decide to lose weight or stay fit. Weight Loss and Fitness are not concentrated or specific goals. Therefore, it is easy to get de-focused after a few months. Instead, if you set specific and focused goals like losing ten pounds monthly, the chances are high for you to achieve success. Realistic Goals means, plan what you can make. In this way, you can meet what you are targetting and keep yourself motivated.
Making realistic resolutions that you think you can keep, is key. For example, your aim is to exercise more, make a realistic schedule where you visit the gym three or four days a week instead of seven days. Thinking of eating healthier? Try deleting that dessert you love to eat after dinner. Or, if that is impossible to do, instead, replace it with something like fruit or yogurt. This way you won’t see your diet as a punishment.
Don’t make multiple resolutions
Don’t make a long list of New Year’s Resolutions. It is never easy to manage or focus on multiple resolutions together. Focus on a particular decision and put all your efforts to make it happen. Doing so, you’ll increase the chances of achieving your goals.
Fix a date to start
Great, that you made a New Year’s Resolution and promised to keep it. But did you decide when to start? It is a wise idea to fix a date and start your New Year’s Resolution. We are all busy, and time sometimes gets in the way. I know. I’ve been there! Don’t worry; there is no need to start from the New Year’s Day. Enjoy your New Year’s evening uniquely, and after that, kick-start for a great year ahead.
Rewarding yourself for goals met is vital. It’s a milestone that deserves celebrating. But be careful NOT to fall into the trap of putting your goal in danger. It’s SO easy for a dieter to eat that craving dish and want to go back for another. One slip and it could all be over.
If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track.
Talk About your New Year’s Resolutions
Share your experiences with family and friends. Join a support group that will help you reach your goals, Having someone to share and discuss your struggles and successes with makes your journey to keeping your resolutions so much easier and less intimidating.
Don’t give up!
Keep in mind that slip-ups are almost inevitable. DON’T let this become an excuse. If it happens, stay strong, think about how successful you were with your journey and past achievements and don’t beat yourself up. People with higher self-esteem and confidence are in a much better position to succeed. Start all over again!
Learn from the previous failures
If you have taken up a resolution the previous year to achieve certain goals, but unable to meet them, there’s nothing to worry about. Learn from the earlier failures and try finding out the mistakes made. Make sure you don’t repeat them when you make a New Year’s Resolution again. Of course, you’ll be successful this time.
So, what’s your New Year’s resolution? Comment below and let us know!