With the new year just having started, most of us already have a number of New Year resolutions. And most of us have already broken some of them. Read on, as I’ll talk about how to go about change more efficiently in your new year’s resolutions.
How to better compose your resolutions
Seeing as most of us just go with the regular resolutions, as losing weight, exercising, and giving up smoking are the top rated resolutions each and every year, let’s talk for a bit about what makes a good new year’s resolution between we dive into how you can actually accomplish them.
First of all, don’t set yourself up for failure. Analyze what you can and what you can’t do, and start from there. If you start with a failure, statistically, you’ll continue with a failure.
Secondly, you’re not alone in this. In more ways than one. You can ask for feedback from a friend, talk about you resolution, see what they think. On the other hand, your life is full of other people which don’t take into account your resolution when organizing their lives.
Think about if what you plan on changing is doable in near future. Depending on external factors, you might not be able to accomplish one of your resolutions, and if you can avoid a hit on your morale, you should.
Why you usually fail
Generally, the most important reason why you fail in actually keeping your New Year resolutions is because you don’t actually want nor need the change to happen.
When you are creating a New Year resolution just for the sake of starting the New Year slightly better than the last, all you are doing is to lie to yourself.
You won’t keep it because it’s just a thing, you don’t really care about it. It’s like buying flowers on Valentine’s Day, or sending postcards. It’s just a tradition; it has no real impact on you.
What you can do, starting now, even those of you who have already broken a few of the resolutions you made, is to consider if you actually want the change.
Think about it. What would the change bring to your life so that it’s worth accomplishing? Picture that.
Now picture yourself, a year from now, or a few years from now, when the change is already complete. Was it worth it? Would you change anything you did regarding it?
Come back to the present. Now that you know what it feels like to actually having achieved your goal, is it still worth it?
If the answer is yes, then go ahead. You know what your resolution is about. You know what you want it to bring to your life. You even know what it feels like to be there.
So now, finally, you can begin the process of change.