5 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick
It’s easy to make ambitious goals for the new year, but the challenge is sticking to them. 2021 could be a tough year to keep new year’s resolutions, and you might need extra motivation. Often people make the same resolutions they failed to keep last year, so how are you going to make this year different? It’s important to remember your motivations, set realistic goals, and reward yourself for any achievements big or small. Here are five tips for making your new year’s resolutions stick.
List your motivations
Whatever your new year’s resolutions may be, whether it’s to learn something new, or give up old habits, make a list of why you’re doing it. This could be to stay healthy in 2021, develop professionally, or saving money. If you keep reminding yourself of your motivation for setting these goals it might make it easier to achieve them. You could even keep a list in your bedroom or somewhere you’re likely to see it.
Book a course
If your new year’s resolution is to learn something new, then what are you waiting for? Book a course. Once you get professionals involved it’ll be harder to quit. If you’ve decided to take up a new activity such as dance, book Dance Classes, or if you’re aiming for professional development, book a training course online. This way, it’ll be more official and you’ll be motivated to succeed.
Break them down into steps
One of the tricks many people use to boost their productivity is to break down a project into tasks. You can apply the same approach to your new year’s resolutions. Don’t aim to achieve too much too soon. Set yourself steps to follow and reward yourself as you progress.
Congratulate yourself for any goals you achieve, big or small. You could even create a reward system. It’s important to maintain a positive attitude rather than punishing yourself. Be proud of what you’ve already achieved and this will encourage you to go further. It’s up to you how you decide to reward yourself. Treat yourself to a bit of online shopping, or a special meal. Many people get satisfaction from simply checking goals off a list, so you could also try this.
Learn from the past
Take a look back to the past and try to learn from your mistakes. Any time you fail to achieve your goal, think of it as a positive step. Failure and success go hand in hand and each attempt gives you the opportunity to learn something. Perhaps you set yourself unrealistic goals last year and can make them more manageable this year, for example.
Always remember not to be too hard on yourself. New year’s resolutions shouldn’t be about punishment. Life goals are important to keep you motivated but don’t neglect self-care. Be happy with what you’ve achieved so far rather than striving for perfection. With a positive attitude, you’ll be able to persevere and finally make your new year’s resolutions stick this year.
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