Making a list of new year’s resolution might be an easy task to do, but staying committed to it? Now that’s the real challenge. While we are still in the first month of 2018, lets see what kind of things you can do to stay committed to your new year’s resolutions.
1. Keep it super simple
Is your New Year’s resolution list as long as your holiday grocery list? If so, we’ve got to eliminate the majority of your list — at least for now.
2. Be realistic
Most everyone tends to overestimate when it comes to new year resolutions. So sit down and look at each of your resolutions and seriously ask yourself, what is the realistic amount of time to achieve them?
3. Be inspired by your resolutions
Your resolution should never just be another item on your to-do list.
4. Share your resolution
We’re more likely to achieve our resolutions when we make them public. Tell your best friend about your New Year’s resolution, and check in with them on the regular to chat about it and make sure you’re on track.
5. Take small steps
Many people quit because the goal is too big requiring too much effort and action all at once.
6. Believe in yourself
If you know you’re capable of making your desired change, then believe it wholeheartedly.
7. Write it down
Seeing your resolution clearly articulated on paper can have a wonderful effect on your feeling of commitment to it. You can also type it out on your smartphone’s version of sticky notes so that you’ll see daily when you turn your device on.
8. Reward Yourself
Each time you complete a mini-goal, go out and treat yourself! It doesn’t necessarily have to be a splurge; it could be something to help take you through the next phase
9. Track your progress and check in often
Create yourself an excel sheet of what things you have achieved and what have not. Make a note on how to to achieve them.
10. Remember that failing once isn’t failing forever
A year is a really long time and it can be easy to get discouraged. Keeping a resolution is a choice you make every day, so congratulate yourself every day you keep it.
There’s still plenty of time to get back on track with those resolutions, so take a moment right now to review them and make a game plan for how you’ll achieve greatness using these 10 steps we presented above. Only about 8% of people manage to keep their resolution all year, so if you already determined to commit to your resolution, than you are doing well!