How to Make Good New Year’s Resolutions
The New Year is a time of renewal, which is why many people make resolutions for the coming year. However, as most of us have discovered, making New Year’s resolutions is quite easy, it’s the keeping them that makes things tricky. If you want to make resolutions, and actually stick to them, the following tips will help you be more successful in the coming year.
Put it in Writing – Writing something down adds a sense of finality, which is why policies, contracts, and other important items are in writing. Bring this same importance to your resolution by writing it down. Once written, make sure you keep it somewhere where you are sure to see it on a daily basis – just to make sure you don’t “forget.”
Reflect on the Past – Resolutions are sure to be more successful if you can explain why you are making them. As you reflect on the past year, think about things that happened, and the whys behind them. If there is an underlying theme behind negative occurrences, that may be the perfect start for a New Year’s resolution that you can stick with, and that will make you a better person.
365 Days – Keep in mind that there are 365 days in a year, so don’t try to cram everything into the first month or two. If you want to lose weight, understand that the process takes time. If you want to move up in your career, keep in mind that promotions take time as well. As long as you are doing the things needed to improve your chances, you are moving yourself towards reaching your goals.
Following these tips will help you come up with a resolution that you can stick with, and help you realize it as well.