How To Make and Keep Your New Year Resolutions
New Year’s is coming fast around the corner and you know what that means! Resolution time! Making new year resolutions can seem dreadful to do year after year, or maybe you stopped making them altogether. Do you guys like making resolutions each year? I love to make them, it helps motivates me to reach my goals! However, it can be so easy to think of a couple things and never look back at your list again come February.
We can probably all say that we’ve put “workout or eat better” on our resolutions list before, but have you ever actually stuck to it for the whole year? For Blogmas Day Twenty-Two, I’m sharing some ways on how to make and keep your New Year’s Resolutions.
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Don’t set unrealistic goals! This tip is so simple, yet I think it’s a huge road block in actually completing your goals for the new year! If you have never exercised in your life and your goal is to exercise 7 times week, that’s a huge jump and will make it that much more unreachable.
Think about goals that will push you, but you are able to accomplish. For myself, I would love to have 10,000 monthly viewers on my blog by the end of the year. With the rate I am going now, it’s reachable, but is something I’m going to need to continuously work on to get.
Set Resolutions that YOU want to do
There is no set way on how resolutions can be made. You don’t need to write anything fitness related down. If your only resolutions are blogging or career related that’s totally fine! Don’t feel that you need to write down anything just because others are doing it. You’ll be way more likely to accomplish them if they are things that you actually want to accomplish.
Keep in Eye Sight
When you write down your goals, tape it to a spot that you will see everyday. When you are reminded about your goals, you’ll be way more likely to get them done! If it’s written down on some random scrap paper that gets hidden in the junk drawer you have, how are you supposed to remember to get your goals done?
Make a Step by Step Plan
In order to achieve your goals, you need a step by step plan! It doesn’t have to be crazy detailed, but think of small steps you can do over the entire year in order to get the big goal done. For my blogging goal, I would write down ways to promote blog growth and how I can reach a larger audience.
Monthly Check In
We’ve all been there before, writing down our resolutions and forgetting them way too soon into the next year. At the beginning of each month do a mini check in to see how you’re coming along. Maybe you’ve already hit the goal, or you need to tweak it a bit because it was harder than you thought! That’s okay to do! For my own blogging goal, I would see how many monthly viewers I had and see what strategies worked or didn’t work.
Find Your Motivation
If you are just writing down resolutions that would be nice to accomplish, that’s great, but are you actually going to do them? Sure it would be great if you ran six marathons this year, but do you have the motivation to do it? I am in no way motivated to run that much, so odds are, I would never be able to accomplish that. Find what motivates you and gear your resolutions around that. If you are super motivated for your blog or your college degree, make resolutions around that! If the idea of having no debt motivates you, set some budget related goals! Find what works for you!
Check out my Blogmas Day Twenty-One post here!
Do you make New Year Resolutions? What do you usually add to yours? Did you find this post helpful? Let me know in the comments below!