How to Create New Year Resolutions That You’ll Stick to

New Year Resolutions are made every year, but do this resolution stick? It might be ambitious to have New Year Resolutions, but it is not impossible to keep them. Some resolutions last until the end of January while others last until a few months. There are many ways you can stick to a New Year resolution and make it last for the whole year. Start by keeping resolutions that will stick. Here are a few tips on how to create New Year Resolutions that you can keep.

Create New Year Resolutions that will help you grow

The key to keeping New Year Resolutions is to create resolutions that will help you grow emotionally, socially, psychologically or intellectually. Don’t create resolutions that will end up with you trying to bite off more than you can chew. Choose special and realistic goals when making your New Year resolutions, which will make it less hard for you to keep them. Get yourself motivated to carry out your New Year resolutions in the hope of living a better life. As long as you are motivated, you will not give up on your New Year Resolutions easily.

Resolutions that will make your life better

As human beings, we want to get better in life. Similarly, set up resolutions that involve something that you have been struggling with for years. For example, if you want to lose weight, set up a resolution with the thought of getting healthy instead of being skinny. If you created a resolution to run a marathon, set up the goal with the thought of leading a healthy lifestyle or perhaps trying something new in your life. Sometimes, powering yourself up to make your life better might just work at keeping your resolution. When you have the willpower to overcome your struggles, your behaviour is most likely going to change and so will your effort to keep your New Year Resolutions.

Work towards your goal by taking small steps

After the New Year is over and it’s the 3rd of January, you are probably looking at your resolution list with a heavy heart. The best way to get started with your list is to take small and simple steps. Think of how you can carry out a particular resolution, plan it out and start with each resolution one by one. Write down the goal and what you are planning to achieve with a particular resolution and think of the way you are going to carry it out.

Take one resolution at a time

Setting up a New Year Resolution at the beginning of January means that you have the whole year ahead to carry out your new resolutions. In order for you to have enough time and pay enough attention to your resolutions, try doing it one step at a time. By focusing on one resolution, you will be able to devote your time to complete it or to at least, carrying it out.


Set up a plan

By having a plan on hand, you will be able to focus on completing your New Year Resolutions. Take out time to plan out how you will carry out a particular resolution, the same way you planned and wrote down your resolutions. After you are done with one resolution, you can move on to the next. For example, if you are looking forward to running a marathon, try out first by going for a jog then go for a run. Try doing it regularly so that running a marathon will be easy.

Don’t repeat past mistakes

Your New Year Resolutions might be something that you have already attempted to do before. Write down anything that you remember when it came to attempting to carry out that resolution. This way, you will be able to carry out the resolution with nothing blocking your way. By changing your approach, you will be able to carry out your resolution and get somewhere.


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