- Be realistic
By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance you will keep them throughout the year. Consider your previous experience with resolutions. What led you to fail with them? It may be that you set yourself a goal to lose an unrealistic amount of weight, or are attempting to save a monetary amount that is too high for your current budget. If you set realistic targets, positive goals like these will soon become achievable.
- Tell your friends and family
Speak to your friends and family about your resolutions. You may find that others have the same goals as you and you can support each other. If you’re wanting to become more active, team up with a friend and go for a run or join a gym together. If you’d like to learn a new skill or hobby, doing so with a colleague will help hold you accountable. It’s much easier when you’re all in it together!
- Be specific
Make sure your resolutions are specific. For example, instead of saying you want to read more books, write down how many books you’d like to read a month. Keep a list of recommendations you’ve heard to check off and keep you motivated. The more specific your goal is, the better you can track your progress along the way.
- Reward yourself
Give yourself a small treat whenever you achieve a goal. This will help motivate you and stop yourself from giving up when things get tough. Reward-based learning is simple and very effective. Planning out rewards can eliminate over-indulgence and hindering your goal.
- Don’t give up
Everyone will slip up at some point, but don’t let this get you down. The best thing to do is to pick yourself back up and start again. Be proud of how far you’ve come, and don’t be so harsh on yourself.
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