The problem with most New Year’s resolutions is that they do not always happen. Sadly, most people put a lot of effort into planning but do not put the same amount of effort into the resolution itself. The start of a new year is definitely exciting! A new year feels like a new chapter of our lives and starting a new year is something we all become obsessed with as we are expecting that it would be very different from the previous year.
Here are a few ways for a successful New Year’s resolution:
1. Accepting Reality
Reality is, a new year won’t change anything unless you yourself decide to change what you can. Some people tend to romanticize the start of a new year by thinking that everything around them will magically change! Well, this is definitely incorrect. You see, we will never be able to change the situations around us no matter how hard we try. The only thing we can change is our reaction towards the things that happen around us.
2. Know what you want
Setting specific goals for the year is great way for you to be able to plan. You can never plan for something without knowing what you actually want to achieve. Although it may feel like a long shot, this is very necessary in planning out the coming year. There are many types of goals. You can plan for personal growth, financial achievement, or maybe even specifics like planning a trip or a vacation. Either way, you have to be absolutely certain that you are planning something you want to achieve with all of your heart.
3. Proper Planning
Here’s the tricky part, some people only factor into planning the things they would do without certain circumstances. What they should be doing is planning out their reaction should certain things happen that would affect their plan. For example, you are trying to save money. You should already plan an excuse should your friends want to eat at an expensive restaurant, or go to a vacation, or maybe even you yourself might have a spontaneous craving throughout the year. You should already plan your response should these things happen. The goal is to stay strong all throughout.
4. Rely on Habit not on Motivation
What most people do not understand that it is not just motivation that builds champions. Although motivation is very important, it is still not everything. People should rely on their habits rather than motivation. Let’s face it, at some point of the year, your motivation is going to run out. This is why you should focus more on building a healthy hobby rather than motivating yourself every now and then. Consistency is not a sexy word, but it is a word that gets things done.