Setting a New Year goal or resolution has become a tradition as the commencement of a new year allows people to reflect on the past while they ponder the future. This often leads to the setting of goals designed to improve our lives in some way, usually financially or personally through goals such as getting out of debt or losing weight or eating healthier etc.
We are now about one month into the New Year and perhaps many of us are already faulting on our new year's resolutions. Old habits which are detrimental to the achievement of our stated goal are now coming back into our lives and continuing to degrade our progress.
This happens frequently but should not be allowed to ruin our determination in completing our stated new year's resolutions so easily. The following suggestions on how to make your new year's resolutions stick may be of help to those who have already faltered or maybe even already thrown in the towel on the goals you know improve your life.
The first step in achieving your new year's resolution is to make it realistic. This means that your current resolution may need a little tweaking to allow for realism.
Dropping fifty pounds in a few weeks is not very realistic, for example, but losing that weight over several months is. Enable your success by having realistic and reachable resolutions.
The second and most important way to make a resolution last is by coming up with a detailed plan of how you will accomplish the goal. This should probably have already been done, but it is never too late to create the stepping stones you will need in order to accomplish the resolution.
Get aid from the resources around you. Many people do not accomplish their resolutions simply because they are not aware of the multitude of helpful resources that are available to them.
Family and friends will gladly support and sustain you in your efforts if you will ask them. Finally, stay positive in your attempts. Setbacks are inevitable but remember that persistence will always bring success.