Every year at the dawn of the new year, millions upon millions of people sit down and decide what their New Years resolutions are gonna be. New Years resolutions are tasks, in my opinion that we set ourselves up for failure while trying to achieve every year.
The Top 5 Resolutions for 2015 according to USA.gov are:
Volunteer To Help Others
Get A Better Education
Get A Better Job
I just feel like too many people wait until the new year to make changes that should be made throughout the year. They are really eager at first, but after a few weeks when its not really happening for them, they get discouraged. The let down causes stress, which makes us rebel for the rest of the year. Get my drift? Instead of waiting until the New Year every year and bombarding yourself with so many lofty goals. Why not make smaller goals throughout the year.
I don’t know what the statistics are for how many people fail miserably at their resolution every year but I wish I did. If you insist on making these resolutions, here are 5 tips to make them more successful
Don’t keep making the same resolution
If you are making the same resolutions year after year, and continuously failing, why not move on? Break your ideas and aspirations down into something more realistic
Don’t make impossible resolutions.
If you plan to lose 100 lbs in 2015, but have made no real planning regarding meals, fitness and figuring out what made you eat so much in the first place then you are going to fail by February. Be realistic and instead say that you are going to be healthier in 2015 and then plan to be healthier.
Keep your resolutions to yourself OR tell every one.
This is a double edge sword right here. If you keep it to yourself, you don’t have to worry about disappointing anyone if you fail. However, if you tell a lot of people then you will have a lot of people holding you accountable for your actions which could help to motivate you. Choose what is right for you and what you need.
The person that resolves to save money during 2015 but makes no effort to plan on how they are going to do that, will fail. Its that simple. Don’t just make the resolution, be deliberate about the planning and you just may be more successful.
Don’t be discouraged if you fail
Make sure that you are not gving up on yourself. Just because you didnt make your goal does not mean that you have to give up on it completely. Breathe and try again, one step at a time.
I am not saying that all the resolutions that you decided on will automatically fail. There are some super focused individuals who are dead set on making them happen and they do, but let’s be realistic, most of us are not those kind of people. That being said, choose wisely on what you will decide to do for the New Year. If you see changes that need to be made throughout the year then make any day New Years Day and start right there where you stand. Let January 1st be just what it is, a date on the calendar. Remember to Stay Renewed & Aware ALL year & your resolutions will get much easier. Happy New Year!
BMWK, Did you make a resolution this year? How are you doing 22 days in?