New Year’s resolutions are pretty much expected once the calendar year ends. But the thing is, just as expected as these resolutions are is the inevitability that we will all fail in keeping them anyway. Most of us can’t even keep our resolutions for a week let alone for the entire year. However, even if that is true, it’s not necessarily a fact that it’s impossible to stick to resolutions.
While it’s definitely not easy, you don’t have to stick to the narrative that you will fail to keep your resolution.
This 2020, you can make the necessary changes to keep your resolution.
Make goals relevant to yourself
Who ever said that you can’t make new goals? Even though you’ve already made a resolution, you can always redo it and make a new one. This time around, make sure that your resolution isn’t just something that someone else suggested to you — it should be something that you want to achieve and is relevant to you.
By setting a goal that’s both relevant and realistic, you make it more likely that you’ll be able to stick to a resolution.
Stick to realistic resolutions and goals
Speaking of realistic, a goal should be something that you can do. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter how hard you try — you won’t be able to succeed in keeping your resolution.
Break your resolution into smaller chunks
Let’s say that, for 2020, you want to lose weight. But exactly just how much weight do you want to lose? 100 pounds? That’s a good figure if you’re overweight if not obese. However, to achieve it, you’ll want to break it down into smaller chunks first. Case in point, instead of wanting to lose just 100 pounds, you can make it so that you’ll lose at least 2 pounds a week this 2020.
By the time that the year ends, you’ll have lost at least 96 pounds (12 x 8), which isn’t far off from your goal.
The reason for doing this is that it tricks your brain into accomplishing your larger goal by telling yourself to do it slowly.
Write down your goals
When you’re setting a goal, you shouldn’t just make sure that it’s relevant, realistic, and attainable, you should also make sure to write it down some place that you can see constantly.
Writing your goal down gives you something that you can use to inspire yourself week by week.
Don’t forget to reward yourself
Circling back to the weight loss goal, if ever you find yourself losing more than 2 pounds a week, then don’t be afraid to reward yourself. Just try not to be counterproductive and reward yourself by gorging on food. Instead, opt for other things that bring you pleasure, like treating yourself to a trip to the massage parlor.
Resolutions and goals aren’t bogus. They’re achievable.
Thanks to these tips, you’ll not only have learned how to make a proper resolution or goal, but you’ll also know how to put yourself in the best position to stick to your resolutions for the entire year.