With the start of a new year approaching, people often see it as a fresh start… an opportunity to implement new habits. But with changing habits, the biggest hurdle is sticking to the new path. Here are some tips to help you to make successful New Year’s Resolutions.
3. Don’t run with the crowd. Don’t choose a resolution based on what others are doing, instead determine what you want out of life and make a resolution to suit your needs. The right resolution doesn’t have to be the popular one.
4. Sub-goals. Break your goal into a series of SMART sub-goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely). Keep an account of your successes along the way and as you achieve each sub-goal, give yourself a small reward.
5. Vision board & journal. Creating a vision board helps you to see your goal in front of you and allows you to stay focused on the big picture. This and journaling helps to make your plans and progress concrete.
Remember, you will slip into old habits from time to time. The important thing is that each time you slip up, you get back up. Remember that you are only human and you are probably changing a life long habit… It won’t happen over night. Good luck and all the best for the New Year.