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It’s that time of year again, where we make promises to ourselves that we will inevitably struggle to keep. Not for lack of trying, but it’s common knowledge that New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. With that in mind we thought it would prove to be helpful to provide some useful tips for picking the best resolutions for you and how to stick to them, so here goes…
This is one of the most important things to keep in mind when picking a resolution, if not the most important, is to not be unreasonable, yes I’m sure at least 95% of us would like to look like Beyoncé but that’s not going to happen is it? Push yourself if that is what you want but there’s striving to be better and then there’s asking too much of yourself. If you pick something that is far out of reach and harder to achieve, then it is more likely you will get fed up and give up on your goal, and nobody wants that.
HAVE SHORT TERMS GOALS THAT LEAD TO ACHIEVING A LONG TERM GOAL
Short term goals that lead to long term are easier to stick to and control. Life is crazy for all of us and will likely get in the way from time to time. By setting yourself some smaller, short term resolutions you will find it easier to see them through and potentially turn them into something more long term.
Plan your goal, don’t just decide on a whim on NYE [unless that’s your thing] By thinking about what you want from your resolution, whether it’s to be healthier with your diet, or to make more of an effort to experience more, plan it, it will only help you in the long run.
RESOLUTIONS OF HAPPINESS
Don’t pick something that will make you unhappy. Life is too short to punish yourself and doing something that won’t bring you any joy, not to mention that it would be incredibly difficult to force yourself to stick to something that you hate anyway.
KEEP A DIARY
Keep a schedule/diary, I know this is one of those things that is easier said than done, and can seem like a resolution of its own, but if you already keep a diary then it won’t be any harder for you. In fact it’s probably going to make sticking to your resolution that little bit easier.
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP
Don’t beat yourself up if you have a moment of weakness, it’s happened to the best of us and only makes you human. Instead move on from it and by continuing your resolution after a hiccup will make you more likely to see it through to the end.
NOT EVERY RESOLUTION IS MEANT TO BE KEPT
Finally remember not every resolution is meant to be kept. Make a few resolutions, some serious goals you want to achieve and some silly fun things, that yes you will probably break right away, but it will help take the pressure off your real resolution/s
Hopefully this will aid you in making and keeping your resolutions. Don’t spend too much of your worrying about your resolution. Instead enjoy yourself with good friends and family and be thankful for another year of possibilities.
Words : Grace Donelley