5 Tips To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

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So many people set a goal for the New Year. A New Year’s Resolution. How many of us keep them? Do you last a month? A week? A Day even? Change is hard. If it wasn’t, everyone would succeed every time. Just because change is hard doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You need a plan. Don’t give up! here are some of my tips tp keep your New Year’s Resolution.

Make It Actionable

Most of us come up with generic goals. Loose weight for example. Well, how do you define success? 1 lb? 20? If you are going to succeed, you need to be able to measure success. Your goal needs to be something that is an action. Looking to save money? How much? In what time frame? There needs to be a plan in place if you are going to succeed. That takes us to the next tip.

Set Mini Goals

Setting a goal that takes 12 moths to accomplish can be discouraging. Will you be able to keep your focus for 6 months? Break it down into weekly, monthly, or even quarterly mini goals. This way you build momentum as you build on your success. Check your progress as you go.

Write It Down

There is something about writing it down that makes it real. I like the idea of a goal journal. Start off with writing your goal, or resolution in the front of the journal, and add your progress weekly or monthly. Document your struggles, and how you overcome them. This way, you can look back and see how far you have come. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, keep track of your progress as well as your struggles. If you cut out sugar for example, looking back in 3 months will remind you of that success and motivate you to keep going forward.

Get an Accountability Partner

This means telling someone what you are planning. It is even better if you find someone willing to keep the same resolution¬†as you, but it is not necessary. Just telling someone about your goals, and keeping them updated with your progress keeps you going. Don’t listen to that little voice that says you can’t do it so don’t even tell anyone. That is the first step to failure. Telling someone is a step to success.

Be Willing To Have A Set Back

A setback is not failure, yet we as people often take it as such. For example, let’s say your goal is to save $1000 this year, and then your car breaks down. Well, now you may need to dip into that a bit to go forward. Does that mean you failed? Of course not! Just pick yourself up, and keep pushing forward. We take the smallest set back and let it define us as we give up. It’s not about what knocks you down, it’s how you stand after that counts. This is where the journaling can really make a difference. When you have a setback, focus on where you have been, and how much you have done.

No matter where you are with your goals, you can move forward.


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