What is it about New Year’s resolutions that many people make, but can’t keep? Some people don’t believe in resolutions. Others take the easy road and not make resolutions so they don’t have to break them and feel bad about it. That’s okay too. If you’re one of the many who make resolutions and have no success with them, then let’s look at how you can kick it to the curb and successfully achieve your New Year’s resolutions with these seven tips.
7 New Years Resolution Tips
Tip #1: Accountability
If you keep your New Year’s resolutions to yourself, then it’s easier to put it off and not follow through with it, but when you tell everyone (family, friends, colleagues) about it, you have at least one person who will hold you accountable when you falter. Think of it as a support group who will cheer you on when you succeed and who will pick you up when you fall behind.
Tip #2: Realistic Goals
When you make ambitious resolutions, they’re harder to carry through and accomplish and by doing that you automatically set yourself up for failure. It’s better to set small and realistic goals than to go all out with one big resolution. When you have a smaller goal, it doesn’t mean you should have a shorter duration to reach it. Keep the goal and amount of time balanced.
Tip #3: Rewards
When you set reachable goals even if they are small, you should reward yourself. I’m not saying that if you lose 7 pounds, you should let yourself have a generous slice of apple pie and ice-cream. You’re accountable for all of your actions so you’re accountable for your achievements so celebrate it and shout it out.
Tip #4: Perseverance
You’ve heard it many times…”only the strong survive” or “if it doesn’t kill you, it’ll make you stronger.” Dreams don’t come true because people give up; dreams come true because people make it happen. Stick to it–Failure is not an option. Never ever give up!
Tip #5: No Pressure
It’s hard to accomplish anything when you expect too much out of yourself. Give yourself a break and don’t have high expectations. Pressure in any situation rarely fairs well.
Tip #6: Your Why
When you lose sight of why you made a New Year’s resolution in the first place, it’s understandable why you broke it. You need to go back and think why you wanted to make a change and why it was important to you.
Tip #7: Commitment
In order to achieve your New Year’s resolution, you have to be committed. You have to want to make a change. A smoker will only quit smoking if they really want to and ready to.
Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Do you have New Year’s resolutions? What are you going to do to fulfill them? Share your tips below…
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