Everyone does it: they set their New Year’s resolutions and by the end of January or February, they’re forgotten or unachieved. Not this year! Here are a few ways you can finally stick to those New Year’s resolutions, no matter what they are.
First, make your New Year’s resolution something you really want. Looking to get in shape or lose weight? Want to save money to make a big purchase? Setting a goal that is important to you will make it much more worth working towards.
Once you’ve determined what it is you really want to achieve in the new year, make it common knowledge so that those closest to you can help you focus on your resolution and help hold you accountable if you should fall off the wagon. And, if you do fall off the wagon, just jump up and get right back on.
You also need to hold yourself accountable by not only creating a plan but by writing down your goal and visualizing it. Do you want to lose 20 pounds? How good are you going to look and feel when that happens? Want to save money to buy a home? How exciting will it be the day you become a homeowner? Visualizing the end result can help keep you focused and on track because you’ll always have your eye on the prize.
When setting your New Year’s resolutions, you also need to be prepared to change some habits. That’s the whole point of creating a resolution, isn’t it? You can’t expect to meet your goals if you don’t make some sort of change in your life. This may be the most important tip of them all because change can be hard, but it can also be good! Stay true to yourself and to your New Year’s resolutions and ultimately you will achieve your goals.