According to a survey from Proactive Mindfulness, 40-45% of American’s make at least one resolution a year.
The top 3 resolutions made are: lose weight, quit smoking and start exercising.
After 6 months, less than half of all people who made resolutions are still working on them.
The ancient Babylonians are believed to have been the first people to make resolutions on New Year’s.
The end of a year is always momentous, and for many people, it means looking forward to the future and setting goals for the coming year. Here are some tips on how you can ensure your New Year’s resolutions are successful.
Choose a Realistic Goal
One of the biggest reasons that people fail to accomplish their goals is because they are too big. Yes, having big goals is fantastic, but you need to complete a lot of little goals to get there. If you only aim for the end goal, then chances are you’ll become overwhelmed and lose motivation.
Only Pick One Resolution
When people start thinking about resolutions, the list can get pretty lengthy. After all, we all have things about ourselves or our lives that we want to change. We also don’t want to appear lazy when our friends and family start asking what our goals are. For your resolution to have the best chance at succeeding, it’s important you don’t spread yourself too thin. Pick one resolution so you can focus on that one thing and avoid becoming overwhelmed.
Make a Plan
If you are truly serious about your New Year’s resolution, make a plan. Having a detailed plan written down will make it easier for you to stick to your goal and provide you a detailed roadmap to achieve it. When writing your plan, it’s also important to make notes of any obstacles you might face. By identifying potential roadblocks, you can figure out how to overcome them before they appear.
One of the best ways to make a positive change in your life, and stick to it, is with support. This can come from friends, family, or even strangers over the internet! There are unlimited numbers of websites and Facebook groups you can join for support from people on similar journeys.
No matter what your resolution is for the coming year, with the right planning, you can put your best foot forward and boost your chances of success.
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