Personally, I love making New Year’s resolutions. Although in July it can seem overrated or pointless. I’m usually not thinking of my New Year resolutions; I’m just trying to get through my daily life. But a few days after Christmas, the energy of the upcoming year starts to fall upon me. I have figured out two pointers to help you keep from breaking New Year’s resolutions throughout the year.
Stop for a second and ask yourself, “How many times have I set a New Year’s resolution that is similar to the one that I’m going to set this year?” For me this happens a lot. We need to stop and ask ourselves why these resolutions are important to us. Most people don’t take the time to understand their goal and this is what probably causes the decreasing motivation throughout the year. We need to look at our resolutions and actually figure out why the goal is so important to us, and write down our New Year resolutions with the “why” behind it.
Since we now know we need to figure out the “why” behind our goals, we should take the next step and figure out the “how?” Most people are too vague when going through the “how?” We need to figure out all the different changes we’re going to have to make within our lifestyle to get where we want to go.
New Year’s resolutions are great because it brings a change into our normal everyday lifestyle.
Now you might be thinking this seems like a lot of pain to go through these steps, but ask yourself if your New Year’s resolution is important to you. If it is important and you want to accomplish your resolution, it shouldn’t seem like a lot of work. You should be excited about accomplishing your goal(s). I know I want to, and hopefully you too want to stay on the New Year’s resolution wagon rather than fall off like most people do.