When I look back on 2016, I am reminded of some good times with amazing people, I am also reminded of some sad times that brought my friends closer together, I am reminded that some friends change while others are there to help you up when you fall. I don’t know if this year was one of my favourites – but I do know that this past year was one of the best learning experiences I had had the opportunity to live through.
What is a New Years Resolution? By Most definition it is “A tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour.” But what is it really? According to Urban Dictionary: A goal that you propose then forget the next day.
Why is it that when we set out to make a resolution, we can never stick to it? Do we forget that we made it a few months into the year? Do we set the bar so high for ourselves that we just can’t possibly ever achieve it? Or is it because we just make it to sounds like were a participating member of society and so when it comes up in coverstation in the early new year, we are able to join in with the talk. Whatever the reason maybe, I know that I have set more goals for myself and achieved them – randomly during the year – then I have made as a New Years Resolution and stuck with it.
What are some of the biggest New Years Resolutions mistakes? What makes people fail, and what makes some people succeed?
Some of the Biggest Mistakes…
(1) Thinking about setting the goal, will make the goal come true – just because you say your going to do something, doesn’t mean it will come true. Of course putting out the positive vibe to the universe will always help, you have to work hard to make this goal a reality
(2) Setting a goal or a resolution so high that it will literally be impossible – for example, don’t say that this year you are going to travel to space, when you are totally unqualified and uneducated – it wont happen – so try and keep them within your own limits but with a little extra push that you will need.
(3) Keep your personal resources in mind when planning your resolution.
(4)Dont be too Vague – When setting you resolution, don’t just say, for example, I am going to quit smoking. Try and make the resolution clear – and set yourself specific goals for each day, week and or month. This will help you when you go to quit smoking, because you have a clear outline for how you are going to achieve this goal.
The Best Ways to Keep a New Years Resolution
Here are the most simple and easiest ways to keep a New Years Resolution…
(1) Make it something you really want – not something someone else wants you to do
(2) Limit your list to a reasonable number of goals you can handle
(3) Be specific on what your goal[s] are
(4) Make a plan, don’t just say your going to do something, write down a step by step on how your going to do it – and have a monthly check in for yourself on how you are doing
(5) Get ready to start changing some of your bad habits – if you aren’t prepared to break a habit you have set down on your resolution list – how are you suppose to break them!
(6)Visualize your goal daily!
(7) Tell someone about your goal, so that you can be held accountable for your goal and if you are on track with it
(8) Don’t be so hard on yourself – sometimes you may not achieve your goal – and thats okay, you have to be able to forgive yourself