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Every New Year we jovially make resolutions and swear to keep them. We may have bad traits, behaviours, habits or just want to make an overall positive change to improve our lives, so we resolve to do so starting the first day of the New Year. But what ever happens? How many of the resolutions we make are actually achieved?
We’ve written this blog with tips and suggestions on how to make, keep and actually achieve your resolutions in the year to come.
1. Set realistic goals: Perhaps the most crucial aspect to consider when making resolutions is to be realistic with your goals. Instead of saying you want to lose 100lbs in a month, break down your goal into smaller goals; start with 10lbs and accomplish your overall goal incrementally. The more logical and practical your goal is, the easier it is to accomplish.
2. Mentally prepare for your resolutions: Casually making a resolution is the easy first step, but mentally preparing for the goal at hand, especially if it is an immense one, is the difficult part. You may set a particularly large goal and then become mentally overwhelmed once the reality of the task sets in. Understand the largeness of the goal and the amount of work you have ahead of you, and reaffirm that this is the resolution you want to achieve.
3. Start fresh: Don’t think about resolutions that you were unable to make in the past. The time and effort you would put into past failures can be better spent on achieving current goals. Focus on the new resolutions and those alone.
4. Create a physical list: Physically writing down and keeping your goal list in sight serves as a reminder to you of what you want to achieve and the importance of these goals. View your list daily and remind yourself of what you have set out to achieve for the year.
5. Document your progress: Some resolutions may be more complex than others and cannot be accomplished immediately. Document your progress as you go along to keep abreast of how far you’ve come, how quickly you are progressing and how much further you have to go to reach the finish line.
6. Tell your loved ones: Tell your friends and family about your resolutions and how important it is to you that you achieve them. This way, they will be constant reminders to you, especially if you have temporary setbacks and provide you with the support and encouragement you need to accomplish your goals.
We hope that these tips help you to achieve your New Year Resolutions and we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year from Guardian Group.