January has only just begun, which means there is still plenty of time to make a New Year’s resolution, if you haven’t already. However, making a resolution is a lot easier than actually keeping one. If you really want to succeed with your goals this year, here are a few tips on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions.
- Keep it simple. Instead of attempting to redo your entire life, focus on one or maybe two important goals. Choose something that will hopefully have a big impact on your overall health or happiness.
- Be realistic. Keep your abilities and weaknesses in mind when setting your goals. For example, if you want to lose a lot of weight, instead of focusing on the total amount, break down your goal into manageable pieces. Try to lose a pound a week, instead of focusing on wanting to lose 50 pounds this year. If you can reach your mini goal each week, you will achieve your larger goal.
- Expect setbacks. Nobody is perfect. There will be times throughout the year when you don’t meet your goal. If you’ve been trying to save money for a vacation, but end up having to spend that money on car repairs, don’t give up. Think about the positive habits you’ve started to develop and reevaluate your total goal.
If you follow these steps and get support from your family and friends, you will be on your way to reaching your goal by the end of 2017.
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- Manage Your Finances. Whether you were over budget last year, have debts to pay, or just want to save more money this year, managing your finances is the way to do it. Cutting out unnecessary spending isn’t too difficult if you draw up a weekly budget that includes food, travel, and housing. Sticking to the budget, however, is a different story.
- Get Organized. If you’re bad at cleaning up after yourself, you may have already found your resolution! Getting organized is something you can keep up with on a day-to-day basis. Starting small, like picking clothes up off the floor, can go a long way!
- Learn a Language. If you’ve ever tried to learn another language, you already know it’s more difficult than it first seems. Spending half an hour each day can get the gears churning and if you stick to it, you’ll be serenading others in a new tongue before you know it!
Learning a language, organizing more and managing finances isn’t easy. Nor is any New Years resolution. Perseverance is the most important aspect at work here. The core of every goal you make is the drive to keep doing it. So always make sure to stay on point and you’ll accomplish more than you imagined by next year.