Only a couple more hours until the New Year! Goodbye 2013!
Tonight’s the night you get to make a promise to yourself that you’ll take steps to better yourself in the coming months. This time next year, hopefully you’ll have accomplished your goals. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and it can be difficult to keep New Year resolutions.
I, myself, used to do this every year. I’d make and vow to keep New Year resolutions, and every year I would fail at this task. And every year I would repeat the process all over again – make a new resolution and vow to keep it.
Finally, I figured that if I repeatedly failed to keep New Year resolutions, I was most likely doing something wrong. So, I’m doing it all over again this year. Hopefully, though, this year I’ll be able to keep New Year resolutions that I make with these tips…
Make New Year Resolutions That You’re Ready For
This is where many people fail to keep New Year resolutions – they make resolutions that they don’t actually want to achieve or aren’t ready for. Now, in their defense, this is usually done subconsciously. People who resolve to quit smoking, for instance, make have trouble when they try to keep New Year resolutions, not because they have no willpower, but they simply aren’t ready for that type of change. Before you make and try to keep New Year resolutions, ask yourself if it’s something you truly want and if it’s something that you’re ready for.
Keep New Year Resolutions Reasonable
It’ll be much easier to keep New Year resolutions that you can reasonably achieve. For instance, it may seem like a great idea to make a resolution to double your monthly income, but is it reasonable? When you make your New Year resolutions this year, make sure that they are reasonable enough to attain.
Make a Plan
Jumping into a big New Year resolution can be quite daunting, especially if you aren’t sure where to start. having a plan of how you’ll reach your goal, though, can make it easier to keep New Year resolutions. Instead of just making a resolution, make a clear plan of exactly how you’ll accomplish your goal. Break up your resolution into several smaller more manageable steps.
Giving yourself frequent reminders about your goals can also help you keep New Year resolutions. Post a note on your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, phone, or anywhere else you look frequently. Constant reminders about your resolutions can help keep you on track and minimize the risk of slip-ups.
Get an “Accountabilibuddy”
You’re more likely to keep New Year resolutions if you have a little help. Partner with a close friend or family member who also want to keep New Year resolutions this year. The two of you can keep each other on track with your goals. You can remind one another about the goals that you’re each working toward and help each other during tough times.
Letting everyone know about your goals is also a great way to help you keep New Year resolutions. If you go public, there’s a good chance you’ll feel more accountable for your goals. There’s also a good chance that you’ll think twice before slipping up if everyone is aware of your resolutions. I’m going to go public right now and tell everyone that my goal for this year is to save more money and grow my savings account.
Now it’s your turn – what are your New Year resolutions for 2014? Do you find it difficult to keep New Year resolutions?