You might have already heard this saying – “New Year’s Resolution is the to-do list for the 1st week of January!!!” Really!!! I don’t think so!! I do make my goals right from the starting of the year and plan accordingly to achieve those. I am not saying, I don’t fail; of course I do, but I don’t go off track with the resolutions or goals I set for myself.
Are you one of those who actually thinks staying committed to the new year’s resolutions is tough? If yes, let me tell you why they don’t work.
..Okay, let’s face the truth,
- You actually don’t make any plans for your new year, I mean, you just make a list of your resolutions to answer your family and friends, only because they keep asking you about your new year’s resolutions/goals. I am just saying, stop flowing with the new year’s resolutions hypes; set real goals for your new year that you think is important for you to achieve.
- Few people try to change their lifestyle at once through their new year’s resolution plans. Think twice, does it really work that way?? No, you can’t change your whole lifestyle all of a sudden. And, that is when you start loosing faith on your own goals. All big things takes time to happen; you need to take it easy and try changing your habits slowly.
- Another reason which I think why people fail staying committed is “The lack of motivation”, isn’t it? If that is your case, you can start appreciating and treating yourself whenever you reach a milestone. Be proud of yourself when you reach an important line of your goal and celebrate your success.
- Focus on present; figure out the couple of things you can do today towards reaching your goal.
- One key point of a productive new year’s resolution is to set goals and not to just make a wish. For example, “I want to lose weight” is a wish; “I will lose 10lbs in 90 days with 2 hours workout a day” is a goal. You can execute and stick to a goal more easily than a wish.
Though I don’t deny the fact that you don’t necessarily need to wait till January to make your new year’s resolutions, but, I strongly believe that the start of a new year means starting of a new chapter of your life. Here goes one my fave quote, The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” -Melody Beattie. Read Top 10 Motivational Quotes on New Beginnings To Kick-start 2016.
So, be specific, be realistic and be systematic while setting your goals; And then, try your very best to stay committed to it. Make sure you don’t quit before reaching the finishing lines.