New Year Resolutions are something that we make at the beginning of every year, unfortunately if we don’t make them right they don’t last long. Here are 5 simple tips to make your New Year Resolutions stick.
5 ways to make your New Year Resolutions stick.
1. Have a Written Focused Goal.
Make your New Year Resolutions into written goals, there’s something about writing something down that focuses your mind. The most important thing when you do this it to make your goal a go to goal and not an away from goal.
Don’t just say what you don’t want to do, this gets you nowhere.
Go from “I don’t want to be overweight” to “I want to lose weight”.
“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear”. Brian Tracy
2. Be Purpose driven.
You need something to drive you towards achieving your New Year Resolution, doing this gives it a purpose and this makes your resolution far stronger.
Think about the reasons why you want to achieve your goal and this gives you motivation to succeed.
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction”. John F. Kennedy
3. Make a Plan.
How can you realistically achieve your New Year Resolution and to do this making a plan is essential.
e.g. most of us can’t just run a marathon when we want to, but you could it you made a detailed, comprehensive training schedule to make your goal achievable.
The trick is to plan how you will achieve your New Year Resolutions in detail, think;
- When am I going to start?
- When do I want to do this by?
- How do I do this?
- How do I set myself up to win and maximise my chances of success?
- How do you know you have achieved your goal?
“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan”. Margaret Thatcher
4. Enjoy yourself.
To develop that innate motivation (motivation that comes from inside) we need to think about how we can enjoy ourselves when whilst sticking to or achieving your New Year Resolutions.
To maintain momentum it is essential that you set up a personal reward system, so that you enjoy the process so spoil yourself at every step of your plan.
“You’ve got to love what you do to really make things happen”. Philip Green
5. Take action now.
Thinking and talking about New Year Resolutions is easy, what makes the difference is to take action on your New Years Resolutions.
The first step towards any goal is always the hardest, taking action is the key to achieving any of your New Year Resolutions otherwise it’s all just talk.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
By using these 5 tips you can make your New Year Resolutions more likely to stick, think about what you want to do this year and maximise your chances of making your New Year Resolutions successful.