5 Tips To Help You Actually Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

A wise philosopher once said "New Year, New Me".

If you really want to get that “New Year, New Me” goal, then these tips should help you attain those New Year’s resolutions.

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It’s finally 2022, the start of a new year. We made it to another year that hopefully will be one of growth and success. And as we have 365 days ahead of us to look forward to, it’s also that time, again, for most people to set New Year’s resolutions. While we tell ourselves that we will achieve those goals by the year’s end, more often than not we end up forgetting them or losing them along the way.

One week you’re at the gym exercising, then the next you’re at home too lazy to do the work. It’s a trap many of us have sadly fallen into. This is why if you really want to make 2022 your year, we have assembled a list of tips, guides, and advice to help you achieve those ever elusive New Year’s resolutions. Hopefully these tips could help you turn these promises into tangible achievements.

KEEP IT REALISTIC

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Whenever we enter a new year, we feel that we want to become a new or better person as compared to who we were the year prior. But when it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions for yourself, it’s important to make them things you can realistically achieve. Try setting goals for yourself that you can possibly achieve by a year’s time. Or, if it’s a years long process, then set goals that you can attainably do to help reach that final destination.

If you’re having a hard time thinking of resolutions for yourself, look at your life and situation and go from there. What do you want to do? What do you want to achieve? Do you want to learn something new? Gain a new skill? Go somewhere? It’s up to you. Just make sure that whatever goals  you come up with aren’t abstract ideas that you end up having a hard time trying to achieve. Don’t try to overcomplicate things for yourself unless you feel like you can do it.

SET SIMPLE AND ACHEIVABLE GOALS FOR YOURSELF

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Once you have your New Year’s resolutions set, an important step you need to take is to make real, tangible goals for these resolutions. You don’t have to aim for the top of the tower. Start with simple and small steps and tasks you feel comfortable doing. There’s actually an acronym to help you set these goals: S.M.A.R.T or Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. For example, you want to lose weight. Then mark down how much weight you want to lose per week, month, or every two months. Want to learn a new language? Then set yourself goals like learning how to say certain sentences by a certain time. Want to read more? Plot down how many books you want to read or how many pages you wan to go through?

Looking to save money? Then note down how much money you want to put aside on a weekly or monthly basis. Eyeing your own business? Then start with the building blocks that your prospective business needs. If you want to change your attitude or habits, then start by noting down simple tasks that you can do to help you get to that goal. You now have attainable mini-goals to strive for on a more or less regular basis. These steps and goals all pile up to help you achieve that coveted resolution. Not only do these help you keep track of your progress, but they also serve as a great starting point on where to begin achieving your resolutions.

STAY ORGANIZED

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With everything that you have going on in your life, it might be hard for you to keep track of your resolutions, especially when the year gears into motion. This is why it is always helpful if you organize what you do. Use a planner, journal, your phone or whatever tool you feel comfortable using to stay up-to-date. As the year goes by, it’s important that you document and take note of your progress of your resolutions, even if it’s just simple notes on a table. There are many apps that you can download to assist you in realizing your New Year’s resolutions and keep organized. If you want to get something done, there’s most likely an app for that. The important thing is that you have something to look to help you keep track of your progress.

PRIORITIZE WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

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Many of us would like to achieve many things for the new year. And while there is nothing wrong with that, the problem lies when we get overwhelmed with everything that we are trying to achieve. As you begin the new year, sit down and ask yourself what you really want to achieve in 2022. The key is here to prioritize what is most important to you as a resolution. If there is just one thing you want to achieve by the end of 2022, what is that? This will be of great help to you if you are looking to achieve a grocery’s list worth of resolutions as it makes it easier to prioritize where your energy needs to be directed towards.

IT’S A JOURNEY, NOT A RACE

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Most of us take up our New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year but end of dropping it by January’s end. It’s important to note that your resolutions may take more than just a few weeks or a month to achieve. After all, it’s called New Year’s resolutions, not new day. Don’t feel pressured to achieve your objectives in as fast as possible. You aren’t in a competition with anyone and people have their own pace. You have a whole year to achieve your resolutions. Don’t lay all your burdens in just one month and give yourself time to rest in between. Setting too high of a goal for yourself at a short period of time runs the risk of you getting burned out. Pace yourself accordingly.

So, what are your New Year’s Resolutions?

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