Setting Realistic Resolutions/Goals for the New Year
As the New Year approaches, many of us are starting to list down all of our resolutions. The start of the new year is the perfect time to clean the slate and start afresh. This is great opportunity to eradicate the bad habits and form new routines that will help you grow into a much better person. Mental preparation is needed since you’re actually taking a process of change that can affect you psychologically, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. Always remember that all positive changes can improve your everyday life. Resolutions are much easier to make than to keep. Some last until end of January and then settling back to their old patterns. Here are some steps that will help you to stick with your goals and paving your way to success:
Choose a specific, realistic goal
When you are setting goals, make sure that they are within your reach. Always be mindful of several factors that can affect you from achieving your goals such as schedules, personal affairs, and finances. It’s better to set realistic goals, such as walking instead of driving once a week, or decreasing the number of cigarette you smoke in a day. You can always increase your targets once you’re starting to get used to it.
Don’t wait until New Year’s eve
Planning is an essential part of achieving your goals. Start by creating a timeline with steps toward reaching your goal. You can also set deadlines and crossing it off once done. Seeing the list getting shorter can give you the sense of accomplishment and keep you motivated. It also allows you to foresee any upcoming obstacles, giving you time to plan on how to overcome it.
Start with small steps
Taking on too much is one of the reasons why many New Year’s resolutions fail. Overdoing exercises in the gym or dramatically slashing calories in your diet are a few goals that will surely backfire on your plans. Making a small start that is progressing is far better than starting big but unable to maintain it in the end. If you aim join to a marathon, you could...