Making Realistic New Year Resolutions

A New Year’s Resolution is simply a commitment by a person to change something about the way they live in the coming New Year, usually a lifestyle choice thought to give personal advantage.

A New Year’s Resolution is simply a commitment by a person to change something about the way they live in the coming New Year, usually a lifestyle choice thought to give personal advantage.

Popular resolutions include losing weight, quitting smoking, traveling more, and eating healthier.

Year in year out, individuals make resolutions that are not realistic, they make a long list of issues they want to live up to or achieve at the end of the year but as the year comes to a close, they become victims or regrets because out of all the resolutions they made they have not followed even one.

New Year’s Resolutions have become a staple of the New Year season. Each year many people strive to set and complete these, but often they set themselves up for failure from the beginning. How does this happen every year? Before one makes too many more, they should learn how to make realistic New Year’s resolutions.

If one wants to be realistic and live up the resolutions they make they should be specific about their resolutions: don’t let them get lost in vague or general terms.  One should know what they want to accomplish and be firm about it.

Write down resolutions and stick to them. When on paper and can’t be changed now.  One should also consider the feasibility of their goals and make sure that they can be achieved.

As one makes their resolutions it is important to carefully consider their resolutions and evaluate them for achievability. Is it really possible for you to conquer the world this year? It might be possible that this will take two years to achieve.

Maybe you want to lose 100 pounds this year. Consider if this is really possible. It might happen but it would take a lot of work. Unconsciously this makes a difference. If you realize that your goal is a lofty one, more often then not you’ll end up giving up because you set such a high goal.

Create a variety of resolutions varying in toughness, make sure there is at least one resolution you know you can achieve. Often success in one resolution area can spur you on to success in another. Setting yourself up for success can be very easy.

Set reminders for yourself, on the calendar, on your phone, on your computer, sticky-notes around the house: all of these will help you to remember your resolutions. Half the battle is actually remembering what you resolved at the beginning of the year. Don’t fail at your resolution because you just couldn’t remember it!

If one has to accomplish anything in their life they should consider taking an extra mile in their resolutions as a way of achieving them, a consideration of the facts and ways mentioned will enable one stick to their yearly resolution.

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