You may be surprised that many people do not know how to make good new year resolutions. They make unrealistic targets that concentrate only on the outcome instead of the process. Every year, people make substantial lists of resolutions and goals with great objectives that usually fizzle out in the first month or two of the new year.
Take fitness centers for example, they are crammed every January with well-intentioned enthusiasts trying to lose the extra weight which come together with holiday celebration. By February, however, the fitness machines everywhere – well, most of it – are once again abandoned.
Then, Tell Me How To Make Good New Year Resolutions!
Sure. Should you wish to make new year resolutions and keep them, below are some useful guidelines:
1. Value the time
Time is dependent on your priorities. Consider the next question: if this is the very last 5 minutes of your life, would you do what you are doing right now?
We frequently waste our time on unimportant activities and talks since we have a tendency to forget that our life is limited. We presume that we have an unlimited time for everything we do. We usually only notice what truly matters to us after we have lost it.
2. Make it simple
Save the lengthy list for your grocery store and make your new year’s list simple and short. Concentrate on the few things which will provide you with great pleasure in accomplishing.
You could simply write simple things like spend more time with family and friends, eat less junk food, go to the gym regularly, learn to cook oriental food and so on. Your list will just contain the simple and concise headings, so to speak.
One short sentence for each goal is more than enough.
3. Be realistic
Set up goals which are achievable. Reflect on your current condition and do a little research to see if your goals are realistic enough to be achieved on next year.
Should your goal be to drop some weight, determine the amount of weight you wish to lose in a realistic time frame. Losing 10 pounds in 2 days would obviously be far from realistic. Losing 10 pounds in 60 days employing a certain proven weight loss program, however, would be pretty realistic.
4. Make a plan to reach your goals
How would you attain your objectives? Using weight reduction, for example, determine those things required to reach the goal like consuming less or doing away with fatty foods, consuming more vegetables and fruits, drinking more water, having enough sleep and working out regularly.
Again you have to make sure that your plan is realistic. Should you usually eat meat everyday, then you need to reduce meat consumption and increase the intake of fruits and vegetables gradually. Stop consuming meat completely and become a vegan the next day would not be a good and realistic plan.
Keep in mind for those plans and read the next point below.
5. Make a schedule and milestones for improvement
Create a list of daily, weekly, monthly and annual milestones to track and chart your progress. This is the body of point number 2, 3 and 4 above, if you like, the written details of how you want to achieve your goals.
New year resolutions are more or less the same thing as general goal setting activity. You can create this schedule and the milestones on a separate note from your new year resolutions.
The facts show that people who do have such a written listare more inclined to attain better result than others who don’t. You could monitor your improvement this way. You will find that checking off an objective attained is a wonderful feeling.
6. Be positive
When you turn inwards examine your mental attitude. Would you view your cup being half full or half empty? It is just a tiny switch mentally which results in a significant change in your capability to resolve any hurdle in your way that will substantially enhance your well-being.
Motivate yourself by creating positive statements of your goals. For example, you can succeed in accomplishing set up goals, you are a goal-oriented and focused person, you can and will make positive changes to your life, you love the satisfaction to make and achieve established goals.
Writing your favorite quotes below your new year resolutions is also a good idea to remind you for being positive.
7. Dispose of ‘junks’
To be successful, you might need to dispose of your accumulated ‘junks’, those that you use no more. This works for both physical and mind junks.
For the ‘physical’, charities will thank you for your donation from your used apparels, or you could also organize a garage sale to take pleasure from the additional income. For the ‘mind’, you may want to change your job, move on from ‘bad friends’, or simply move to another place to live.
You can write the disposal of your ‘junks’ in your new year resolutions. It grows some pleasure in your heart for having a goal to dispose ‘junks’.
Can I Succeed With Those 7 Ways Above?
That depends on you. New year resolutions are simply a note. You need courage and determination to keep on your track. Success will not simply walk to you by itself. You need to walk to reach it eventually.
Oh yes, I have an additional suggestion. Since people who do have their resolutions written down are more likely to attain them than those who do not, you can make several copies of your targets and post them all over your home. Share your objectives with people around you to help keep you truthful in your effort, but only for your closest friends or relatives. Sharing it with too many people will just waste your time.
I always bring my small piece of paper note of new year resolutions within my wallet. It gave me a boost for my motivation and made me positive to achieve it. If you need some good ideas about new year resolution, you can read this article about 100 new year resolution ideas.
Now you know how to make good new year resolutions. I’ve shared what I know, but if you have another way to make and keep your new year resolutions, kindly leave a comment here
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