365 days, 365 new chances.
“New Year New Me”, sounds familiar? I bet it does.
Many of us come up with different New Year’s resolutions every year but for some of us, it’s of similar ones with the year before.
Why do we have New Year’s resolution? I believe it’s because we have unfinished goals and tasks that we wish to achieve last year. Some of the resolutions can be losing weight, doing more charity works, or even changing career which has a better prospect.
It doesn’t matter what New Year’s resolutions we all have, but one thing is for sure; we need to ensure that these resolutions should be achievable.
Many people have failed to fulfill their resolutions over time because of unrealistic resolutions which are out of this world. In addition, many people have come up with resolutions just because they are pressured by the society, family or even friends.
At GreatBigMinds, we shared 5 ways to achieve your New Year’s resolutions.
Detailed and precise
Resolutions should be clear, detailed and precise. Meaning to say, resolutions should not be too expansive or vague.
For example, “I wish to do more charity works” is too broad. Therefore, we should come up with a plan to execute that resolution. For instance, we should do research on the charity organizations which are around in the vicinity and the type or works we wish to do such as feeding the poor or homeless, cleaning orphanages and more.
Easy to accomplish
It doesn’t matter how small or big your resolutions are, but one thing is for sure, it needs to be easily accomplished. It needs to be easily accomplished so that in the process of achieving your resolutions, we will not be left hanging or frustrated over the circumstances that may not lead us to accomplish it.
For example, if your resolution is to save $500 a month, then do something about it like to have the discipline to put away $500 before spending on other things besides your necessities.
Have a time-frame planned
Our goals and resolutions work best when having a time frame planned. It serves as our motivator and a way for us to assess if we’re progressing right on track.
Get a daily journal or a diary and note down your action plans every day – what you have done and what you’ve accomplished to get you closer to your goals. Evaluate them every week and take necessary steps to improve.
It is appropriate
When we come up with resolutions, an essential question we should ask ourselves, ‘’is this my resolution that I really want to achieve or is it influenced by external factors”?
Resolutions need to be appropriate where the resolutions should be able to make us and not break us. There are times where a resolution can change our world around – be it in a positive or negative way.
Through the process of achieving your resolutions, if we find that we are sacrificing more of our time ineffectively, changing the way we live, being stress than ever; then that resolution may not be for us. Therefore, have appropriate resolutions that are reasonable which can affect our in a positive manner.
Being in charge
Dreams and goals don’t work unless you do. In the end, we are in charge and the ultimate pilot to our vessel. Sure, others may advise and suggest but it takes effort to get to where we want to be.
Live up to your responsibility and the way you want your life to be. No one has control over them except for you.
It is a good thing that we wish to improve our life by having New Year’s resolution every year.
Regardless of what resolutions we have, we need to come to terms that New Year’s resolution are achievable and should act as an inspiring en-devour to improve our lives.
All this can be done from time to time, as long as we stick to it and not give up.