How to Choose Your New Year’s Resolution
For many people, the New Year signals the season to make new resolutions and goals. These resolutions last maybe a couple of months before old habits and issues of life kick in, and the resolutions fall to pieces. New Year resolutions are meant to be achievable, inspiring, and stimulating. This is why it’s important to set the right kinds of goals and resolutions, so that you set yourself up for success. We want to give you some advice on choosing your resolution this year so that you get a head start!
It is said that when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Choosing a new year’s resolution is about making new plans for the year and not only committing to the right goal but also the right approach. Without these in place, your success – when it comes to keeping in line with your resolutions – will be pretty slim.
A New Year is an opportunity to start anew in all facets of life and grants you the chance to prevail over innate struggles, especially with willpower.
If you want to feel the satisfaction of succeeding at the end of the year, here are five pieces of advice on how to choose your new year’s resolution:
- Think about each aspect of your life before choosing a New Year’s resolution– You need to consider every aspect of your life before choosing a resolution in the New Year. This means focusing on both the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life. The entirety of life revolves around these attributes. What would you like to do differently in the New Year that would have a positive and significant impact on your life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually? Meditate on your lifestyle, and use these guidelines to choose something you would like to change or finish in the new year.
- Choose realistic and specific goals– Concentrate on something that is concrete and achievable within a given time frame. This will enable you to plan the exact steps to take to achieve your goal as the months roll by. The major key here is starting with baby steps and building up from there. Start by committing a few minutes to a particular goal – such as push-ups to improve your weight or meditating 5 minutes a day, etc. – and then progressing from there.
- Foresee problems– Life is full of unexpected events, and if you can anticipate any problems, you will be in an excellent position to work out several ways of dealing with them when they crop up.
- Be positive– When overcoming a bad habit, one of the attributes that plays a critical role is positive thinking. You need to pay attention to the voice in your head and tune it to positive things. When you are able to do this, the voice in your mind will serve as encouragement and will help you to get rid of self-doubt.
- Celebrate your successes– Achieving a goal does not come easy, and if you meet any set goal – which is part of your New Year’s resolutions –reward yourself.
Rewarding or celebrating your successes keeps you energized, willing, and ready to tackle the next goal on your list of resolutions.
Give no room for excuses; be willing to hold yourself accountable for your actions. Get out of your own way, and you will be amazed at the remarkable difference you will have accomplished by the end of the year.