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How Do You Stick to New Year’s Resolution? Tips to Creating & Following Through Your Goals (2022)

How Do You Stick to New Year’s Resolution? Tips to Creating & Following Through Your Goals (2022)

Resolutions are usually made at New Years’ time when many people take some time to reflect on their lives and how they have changed since the past year. 

It is also a time when individuals determine what changes they want to make for them to become happier, healthier versions of themselves. The new year is an opportunity for us all to make changes in our lives and be the best we can be for ourselves.

However, if you’re notorious for starting new year's resolutions but never get around to achieving them by year-end, we are here to help you out! 

In this article, learn some tips on making it easier to see through and achieve your goals for the new year.

How should you create your new year’s resolution?

January 1st is the new year for most people, even if you are reading this in March or June.  

You may have new years resolutions already planned out and ready to go! Or perhaps you need a little more planning time. 

Either way, let’s talk about how to choose new year's resolutions that are doable.

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List down your goals 

The first step to creating your new year involves narrowing down your wants and needs.

The list should include things that will benefit both you and those around you, so think about what kind of changes could be the most beneficial for the upcoming year.

Once you have decided on your goals, write them down! Make sure not to lose this list as it may be easy to misplace or forget otherwise.

The act of physically writing down your goals puts more thought into them than just considering them in your head.

You are less likely to cross out items on paper because they feel like concrete possibilities rather than an idea still floating around in your mind. In addition, you want to be able to refer back to your goals throughout the year when you need motivation or inspiration.
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    Create SMART goals

    Each goal can be tailored towards your interests or needs - whether it be a club focused on mental health, new recipe ideas, or a new musical instrument.

    One of the most important aspects of making a new year's resolution is setting yourself up for success by ensuring that your goals are:Specific,Measurable,Achievable,Realistic, andTimely. 

    For example, a SMART goal can sound like, "I want to lose 15 pounds by the end of this year." 

    In the example, you have a specific number in mind - 15 pounds - that's measurable and realistic. It's also relatively achievable if you put in the work. Plus, you have a time set on when you should achieve your goal weight. 

    Your dreams are boundless - however, this does not mean that they are unattainable! The first step you need to take is to be honest with yourself.

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      Break down your goals into small, actionable steps

      "I want my new year's goal to be achievable."

      Whether you're trying out a new sport for the first time or upping your degree by two years, these goals are not likely to happen overnight! 

      On the other hand, maybe you do have what it takes to stick with one daunting task until its completion? If so, small goals are perfect because they are achievable. They also won't take too long before you've seen a difference.

      One tip would be to ensure that each task included in your action plan can be completed within one week. 

      For example, if you want to cook two new recipes a month then creating a task that states "cook two new dishes" may not work because it would take longer than one week to accomplish! 

      This same rule applies to other goals - if you want to take up a new hobby, for example, creating one task that states "lose weight" may not work because losing weight takes time and consistent effort that will take more than a week. 

      The best way that works is by dividing it into small tasks. If you're looking to lose weight, your action steps can include:  

      • Research gyms that you can go to in your area
      • Looking for a personal trainer
      • Work out X times every week
      • Research and tweak your current diet to a much healthier one or consult with a nutritionist

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      Write an action plan 

      "To keep up with my new year's resolutions, I write an action plan every month."

      A new year's resolution can look like anything you want it to - whether it be something small or large scale. 

      However, if your goal is too big then the chances of actually achieving it are slim to none. 

      An action plan will help break down what you need to do to accomplish your goals into smaller manageable tasks. That way, they won't seem so overwhelming anymore.

      On average, you should plan for around one month of completing an action plan to accomplish a new year's resolution. 

      In addition, keep track of how often it takes you to do each task on your list and try setting deadlines during the process! This will improve your chances of achieving each goal as time goes by.

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        What are the things to keep in mind to stick with your action plan?

        Have you written down your action plan and step on how to achieve your new year goals? Well, now you’re ready to go to the next step - sticking with them! 

        Being consistent with your efforts is the surefire way to get you to where you want to be. But, it’s not as easy as it sounds. 

        That being said, here are a few ways and things to keep in mind so that you can stick with your plans.

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        Take it one day at a time

        When it comes time to stick with your goals, take them one day at a time.

        Instead of focusing on the end period of completing your goal (for example, by December 31st), focus on each day and how this will help you reach your final destination — finishing what you set out to do. 

        If done consistently every day, the tasks required for reaching your resolution should NOT feel like such a challenge and easier to adapt to your day-to-day routine.

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          Ask for help if you need it

          Being able to accomplish your goals on your own is a great feeling and should make you feel proud.  But it shouldn't mean you are on your own. 

          If you are struggling with some of the things on your list, ask for help! 

          There's no shame in asking others for support or guidance on how they may have done something similar. This process does not need to be kept a secret either. 

          Your new year's resolutions are something that will benefit both you and those around you, so why not share them? It might just inspire someone else!

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          Track your progress

          Taking note of what you've done allows you to monitor your progress over time while continuing to do it. It also gives you a sense of progression and movement. 

          Think back throughout all of the years you have had a goal or intention for yourself. How many of these things did you complete? 

          Tracking our progress is another way for us humans to keep ourselves more accountable towards our goals, no matter who we are.

          Taking note of what you've done allows you to monitor your progress over time while continuing to do it. It also gives you a sense of progression and movement. 

          Think back throughout all of the years you have had a goal or intention for yourself. How many of these things did you complete? 

          Tracking our progress is another way for us humans to keep ourselves more accountable towards our goals, no matter who we are.

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          Look for accountability buddies

          "I want to hold myself accountable towards my new year's resolutions, so I share them with my friends."

          Sharing your new year's resolutions with others is another way you can hold yourself accountable towards them because people around you might notice if you don't care enough about what you say you want to accomplish.

          If you aren't comfortable sharing your new year's resolutions with friends and family, then there is no harm in not doing so! 

          However, if you prefer to share your goals with others, why not try using social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook? Or, try joining teams on an online community website like Reddit!

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          Don’t focus on your mistakes 

          Give yourself a break! To get what you want out of life, you need to be willing to put in the work. 

          However, this does not mean that you have to be a productivity machine all the time. Taking breaks and being kind to yourself is just as important! 

          If you do these things then you will have more energy and motivation for everything else.

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          Celebrate your successes - even the small ones

          Give yourself a pat on the back!  Take some time to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. 

          These moments will help you remember that you can achieve anything if you put in the necessary effort and hard work. 

          Remembering our successes helps motivate us towards completing more goals, so never neglect to celebrate - big or small.  

          Even if you accomplished the smallest goal, it is still an achievement.

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          Don’t give up 

          "I didn't achieve my new year's resolutions last year, so I'm not going to bother making them this time around."

          If you are thinking that way about your new year's resolution for 2022, then you are doing yourself a disservice. 

          Rather, think of this as the perfect opportunity to try again! If it didn't work out in 2021, there is no harm in trying another approach for the new year. 

          There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating new years resolutions, so why not start now? 

          It doesn't matter if there is only one item on your list of ten items — what matters most is that you take steps toward your future self and happiness.

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          Conclusion

          We hope these tips will help you in creating your New Year's Resolution list and help you attain any goals that you want to achieve. 

          So what are your resolutions for the new year? Comment below!