How to Actually Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions05 December 2016
The new year is coming and it’s that time again when everyone feels so pressured to make a change and start actively improving their lives. However, most of us never really end up doing much about them. Everyone is all motivated in the beginning of the year but start burning out before the first half of the year is even over.
Here we have the most effective ways to check off whatever that’s on your resolutions list!
Set A Specific Goal
The more specific you are, the more likely you’re going to succeed. Goals like ‘eat healthier’ and ‘be a better person’ are probably not very effective. Instead, make a goal like ‘Be a better partner. Schedule at least 1 date night per month to enjoy each other’s company’
Don’t Just Think It, Ink It!
A Stanford University study found that when people wrote down their goal, it increased the probability of them achieving it by over 70%. Write it on a sticky note and paste it on your mirror, on the fridge door, on a cupboard you usually open or anywhere noticeable.
Focus On A Few Goals
Having too many goals at a time will just stress you out and you’ll tend to miss out on many of them. So, have just a handful of goals and focus on the individual processes. Develop greater competence of that activity, habit or skill you wish to acquire.
Share Your Goals
When you tell others of your goals, you’ll be more pressured to keep going because you don’t want to be embarrassed. You’ll also have the emotional support from the person. Support is very important and you’ll really be surprised how much it can aid in your success.
Forgive Your Failures
Setbacks and failures do not define your success. Don’t beat yourself up when you revert to your old habit. No one is perfect. Assess the reason for your failure and reflect on the lessons it has taught you so you don’t make the same mistake again. Look at the failure as a form of motivation and get back on your feet again.
Treat Yourself and Recognize Small Progress
Acknowledging your achievements and rewarding yourself increases positive emotions such as self-respect, happiness and confidence. Record your progress too. Recording allows you to actually see the progress and you’ll realize how far you’ve actually come. It plays a huge role in sustenance of a goal.
Believe In Yourself
Trusting that you can succeed is the ultimate driving factor for success. Yes, it’s easier said than done but you know that deep down in you, you’ve got what it takes. As the saying goes, PERSISTENCE ALWAYS PAYS OFF!