Setting New Year’s resolutions is a great way to begin the journey of self-improvement. This has been a tradition around the world for many years. Setting goals and working towards them can have a real positive effect on a person’s life and mindset. However, we all know that sticking to your new year’s resolutions is easier said than done. This is because we tend to fall into the same pitfalls every year. What could help is a plan to navigate around these mistakes.
Here are 5 ways to stay true to your new year’s resolutions in 2023.
Prioritise and plan your New Year resolution.
The main reason why people fail to keep their new year’s resolutions is because they make too many of them. To avoid this very common mistake, you need to learn to prioritise because you only have a limited number of hours in your day, and to get the best result, you need to manage your time wisely.
Put everything you want to accomplish that year on paper and ask yourself, “How important is it to me?” You will realise that many of the items on the list are unnecessary and can be removed. From those that are left, complete the ones that are easiest to achieve. This will give you the confidence to take on the harder ones.
Have a vision for each resolution.
We are always overly confident in our abilities when we make resolutions. We believe that in the new year we will work out, eat healthy, read regularly, and meet other unrealistic goals that we have set for ourselves. However, we hardly ever consider whether they actually add to your life.
Because we don’t have a vision about why we are pursuing this specific goal, we will lack the motivation to complete it. Eventually we will get demotivated and focus on other more pressing tasks related to work or family. Therefore, when you drill down on a resolution, also see where that resolution can add value to your life.
Break down your resolutions into quantifiable small goals
Dividing your new year’s resolutions into smaller milestones makes it seem less scary. All you need to do is make a list of things you need to do each day to move towards your goal, including weekly and monthly milestones you want to hit. This plan will also teach you to be disciplined and you will gain more confidence in the work that you do.
Celebrate the achievement of each goal
The downside of tackling your new year’s resolutions like you would a task at your workplace is that it will start to feel like a chore. You will stop enjoying it and forget that this is a part of your journey toward self improvement. To avoid this, it is necessary that you take the time to celebrate each milestone. You can do it any way you want, as long as you remember to take a moment to reflect on what you have achieved.
Enjoy the fruits of your resolutions
The impact of New Year’s resolutions goes deeper than you think. They give you a sense of achievement, and, as you work towards each milestone, you are slowly learning to become more disciplined. This discipline can be used to achieve other goals – professional or personal.
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