How To Stop Being Bad at Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions
Listing down your goal for the year is easy peasy. All you have to do is reflect about the past year, think of the areas where you want to improve, and list it all down. However, the hard part is actually sticking to these resolutions and actually living the positive changes you have set for yourself.
We’re all guilty of abandoning our resolutions few months (or even weeks) after the year started. Here are few tips and tricks on how to stop neglecting your new year’s resolutions.
The simplest trick is to start on your smallest and easiest goal for the year. That way, once you are doing good with this small goal, you would feel extra motivated to do the bigger ones. It is important to take these things easy, you have 12 months to accomplish these goals and there’s no need to pressure or beat yourself up for it.
Talk about it, write it down everywhere
One of the reasons why we tend to abandon our resolutions is we sometimes get too preoccupied to even think about it. It’s not enough to keep it in the notes app of your phone. Talk about it to your friends, post it on your office desk, create an art that says your resolutions and make it your wallpaper. Do extra ways to remind yourself of your goals every day.
Start on it for 5 minutes
If a goal seems to overwhelming to achieve, give it a shot before completely passing on it. Spend 5 minutes to completely put your mind on it. Studies show that once you start doing something for 5 minutes straight, you’ll end up finishing the task.
Have a quarterly check up on your goal
The goal is to continuously check your progress. The purpose is not to punish yourself but to remind yourself how far you’ve come and why you wanted to do this in the first place.
Don’t be too hard on yourself
The truth is it’s perfectly normal and slip once in a while. There is no need to sulk about it. Just get back up and do better tomorrow!
Ready to nail your new year’s resolutions?