Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. It’s the time of year when we commit to New Year’s resolution. Regardless of what resolution we commit to, the goal to new year’s resolution is usually to improve life in the coming year.
Resolutions can come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as quitting smoking or eating less junk food. Others would make a promise to develop a positive habit, such as to start exercising, volunteering in their community or recycling and more.
However once the glow of a fresh new year wears off, many people struggle to make good on their plans. According to a study, only 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions follow them successfully. That means over half of the people who set a goal for the new year will fail!
We don’t want to be in the group of folks that fail to achieve their aspirations and dreams so to achieve it in 2019, here are some points for following through on your resolutions.
1. Mentally prepare yourself for a change
Changing habits is no easy task, so before diving in straight into your New Year’s resolution, it is important to take a step back and get ready for that change.
2. Break up big goals into smaller ones
A lot of us tend to be over eager when it comes to resolutions. We have the best of intentions and may have accidentally taken on a goal that is too big to achieve. Thus, it’s better to divide a big goal into smaller goals that are more achievable.
You can easily break up your year-long resolution into weekly or monthly goals. And have tasks planned for each month. Here are few tips to help you make your massive goal more achievable:
– Create a list of sub-tasks
– Prioritize and order them
– Assign milestones to each task
– Decide how much time each task requires
– Focus on the next step, not the big goal
3. If you fall off track, get back on quick
Rome was not built in a day.
It will take time for your resolution to become a reality and we know change is difficult. In fact, we should leave some room for mistakes and setbacks.
Setbacks can happen, but as long as they are handled correctly, they will not impact the big goal. The key is to avoid a negative attitude at all costs, is to understand what lead to that moment, and how you can avoid a similar situation in the future.
Once a mistake is made, own it and move on to the next thing. For example, if you skipped a study session, make it up tomorrow, and keep on moving. A few small mistakes shouldn’t spoil your resolution for the year!
We hope these few steps will help you follow through with your resolutions and make 2019 your best year yet.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!