New Year’s Resolution

Want to Keep a new years resolution? With every New Year comes a new chance to achieve certain goals you have set out for yourself. Are you tired of setting the same goals year after year and consistently not being able to keep them? If this sounds like you, these nine tips will help you in your quest to whatever is on your list!

Goal Setting

Make sure whatever goal you are aiming for is something that you really want. It doesn’t make much sense to shoot for something you only want moderately; it would make sense that you would never achieve it. If your end goal is something that really matters to you, the likelihood of your achievement increases ten-fold. Make sure that your goal is for you and not for anyone else; have it tie into your own personal values to increase the value of the goal.

Don’t over estimate the amount you can do. Making a whole bunch of resolutions can seem like a good idea; although eager. It’s a good idea to make a list of two or three things that you want to set in motion in order to allow yourself to focus your energy on the goals you really want to achieve.

Be specific. Having a specific plan in place when deciding what you want your goals to be makes the entire process much more effective. The vaguer you are about your resolution, the more likely it is that you will fail as it is easier to find ways around a plan that is not concrete.

Automate. If your goals are financial, for example, saving a certain amount of money every month, plan to have it automatically come out of your bank account so you will not be tempted to give up on your goal and keep the money instead.

Plan It!

Make a plan. Instead of writing down one main goal, make a few smaller goals that will lead up to the main goal. This will allow for the tasks to seem less daunting and in turn will help you to better achieve them.
Be prepared to change some habits. Many people have their resolutions fail them because they are unwilling to change their current habits. In order to achieve a new goal, it follows that there may be certain things you need to change. You can only implement resolutions if you’re willing to make room for them in your life.

Write down the goal and visualize it regularly and you will be able to keep a new years resolution. It’s easier to forget about a goal you have if it’s simply in your mind; writing your goals down is a way to hold yourself accountable.

To tell or not to tell? Deciding whether or not to tell other people what your New Year’s Resolutions are can be a deciding factor in whether or not you succeed. Telling others about your intentions holds you accountable which then makes you less likely to give up on your goal.

Forgive yourself. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you have a few slip ups when trying to reach your goal. If you do happen to slip up, don’t get discouraged, start again and make it even farther next time!