Welcome to 2021! At the start of a new year, many resolutions are made by people who hope to change a particular aspect of their life, such as quitting smoking, exercising more, losing weight and learning new skills, etc.
According to an assessment in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in America, many people struggle with their plans and only forty-six percent of Americans stick to their New Year’s goals as planned, while the resolutions of another thirty-five percent fly out the window.
Creating a resolution is not as important as sticking to it; making resolutions is a way for us to look forward to the New Year with optimism and enthusiasm. This is how you visualize a new year and how you want it to be better than the previous ones. To make it easier for you as we move into a new year, we’ve compiled a list of ways that will help you create a plan that you can successfully achieve.
Are you ready to stick to your goals? These are some of the ways to create and stick to powerful New Year’s goals in 2020.
Set realistic goals
Most of the time, a lot of people set goals that aren’t realistic and don’t prioritize what’s most important and what’s not. As the new year begins you need to take it one step at a time, don’t rush into anything. Make sure that the goal you set for yourself is important to you alone and that there is value or benefit for you in reaching the goal. It will give you the will and motivation you need to take action.
Let your resolutions align with your innermost goals, priorities, dreams, and desires. Your goals should be specific, measurable and achievable. For example, if you are a heavy smoker who smokes at least one pack of cigarettes a day and want to quit. You have to be realistic with this goal, you can’t say you’re going to quit all at once, it’s not easy to quit a habit, so instead of being unrealistic with your resolution, you can just aim to take two cigarettes a day until it gradually wears off your system and becomes less of a habit.
Revisit your unreached goals from the previous year
Before you create a new goal for a new year, you need to understand the goals you are setting for yourself and review any goals that could not be achieved in the previous year. If we are realistic and honest with ourselves, we know that not all of the goals we have set for ourselves for a new year have been achieved, and this is due to many factors, such as unexpected events, life that annoys us, loss of focus on goals and soon.
It is necessary to check the goals that you set for yourself in the previous year, you need to check if this still corresponds to your current situation, because there may be some goals that you have not completely achieved. previous year and which can make your life better and even easier in the years to come. So, don’t give up on previous goals just because you’re headed for a new one, achieving it can even make you happier and motivate you to complete new ones.
Talk to someone about your goals
Talking to someone else about your goals might help them track progress for you. It keeps you accountable and keeps you on track. It could be your spouse, a trusted friend, a family member, or even a co-worker at work. Tell them about your goal and how you plan to achieve it because they will believe in you, they believe you can achieve your goals. Thus, they will encourage you. Realize that being supported can help you accomplish amazing things without even trying so hard.
For example, if your goal is to lose weight in the coming year, try telling someone why losing weight is important to you and how you plan to achieve it. As you do this, you might even meet like-minded people, people with whom you can achieve this goal by helping each other.
Create things that will constantly remind you of your goals
According to recently published clinical research, it has been shown that if we see our goals more frequently, we become more motivated to achieve them. So if you are the type of person who writes your goals in a book or notes app on your phone, you might not be as motivated as someone who has a picture of their goals used as a background. from his computer or phone. This is because they see their goals more frequently in the background on the device than in a notes app or book that they don’t use or open often, which can easily make them forget or relax. .
Check that things are working as expected
The plan or goal you set for yourself at the start of a new year can change the cause of your tireless work to achieve it without you even realizing it. Therefore, while you are busy pursuing your goals and aspirations, learn to take a check every now and then to see if you are still on track or if you have gone off the rails. You can do this every two to three months to check on your progress or to assess how you have done so far.
When setting your goals for a New Year, you need to understand that the big goals, big dreams, and aspirations that you set out to achieve can become overwhelming and frustrating at times. So, all you have to do is break those big goals down into smaller goals and work towards achieving them one at a time.
Once you have achieved these goals, celebrate or congratulate yourself for achieving them, it will keep you motivated to achieve others. Also, don’t let go of the mistakes you made in the past, let this year be different and better than the previous ones.