How to Make a New Years Resolution That Works
Do you remember the New Year resolutions you made last year?
If you’re like most people, you made New Year resolutions – but you probably didn’t stick with them all year long.
But New Year resolutions are a good thing – so what’s the secret to making and keeping your New Years resolutions?
1. Make Resolutions You Can Achieve
Most New Years resolutions can be achieved, but not all of them are realistic.
If you want to feel good about your resolutions, don’t set unrealistic goals. Saying “I resolve to lose 100 pounds this year” if you don’t know how you’re going to achieve your goal is a sure way to fail. Help yourself by only making New Years resolutions you can keep.
2. Make 2 or 3 Resolutions You Can Keep and 1 You’ll have To Stretch To Keep
By making realistic resolutions that you can keep, you’ll set yourself up to feel good about yourself when you achieve your resolutions.
And by making 1 New Years resolution that you’ll have to really work at to achieve, you’ll challenge yourself to be successful.
3. Write Down Your New Years Resolutions
Do you really want to make some changes in the New Year? Then you need to put at least a little thought into the changes you’d like to make.
Blurting out a few resolutions at a New Years party may be fun, but you probably won’t take them seriously. But if you take a few moments to think about some realistic changes you’d like to make – you’ll surprise yourself by being successful.
4. Put Your Written New Years Resolutions Someplace Where You Can Find Them
About a week after New Years, take out your list of resolutions and start planning how you’re going to achieve your goals.
Weight loss, making more money or travel, if your goals are achievable and you actually come up with a plan, your New Years resolutions will become a reality.
5. Celebrate Your Success
When you achieve one of your New Years resolutions, reward yourself and celebrate. Your friends will be amazed when you say “I just achieved one of my New Years resolutions.
New Years resolutions are a good thing. Improve yourself, make a positive change, do something you’ve always wanted to do. Make the New Year count – you’ll be glad you did.