If you are anything like me, the idea of coming up with another New Year’s resolutions is fun but nerve-wracking. This is probably because I rarely stick with mine. On the years that I have, I had to take a look at the reasons why they were easier to stick out and the others failed, miserably, in most cases. After thinking long and hard, I have come up with some reasons and if you are hoping to stick with yours this coming year, here are some tips to on how to create and stick with a New Year’s resolution this time around.
How to Create and Stick with your New Year’s Resolution
Be honest with yourself. One of the things that stops us from sticking with our new years resolution is the fact that we create one that is unreachable and not realistic. We think we need to go big or it’s not worth it. A resolution can be something as simple as being better at remembering to spend 20 minutes reading every day. It doesn’t have to big some big life-changing event.
Research your resolution. To get a better idea of whether you can actually do your resolution, you have to make sure it is realistic. For instance, if your resolution if to eat more organic foods, make sure you figure out how to afford them if that has been something that has stopped you in the past.
Make yourself accountable. Let everyone that can help you stick with it know exactly what your resolution is. This way, you have others who can help you be accountable to your goal. Help them understand how they can help you and exactly how you need them to support you.
Do something different. Don’t do the kind of resolutions you did in the past years. There is a reason those didn’t work. Get creative and think of something that would really make your life flow more smoothly. For instance, make a resolution to be more organized in the kitchen or learn a new recipe once a month.
Make your resolution gradual. One thing that makes people;’s resolutions fail is they are too much at once. While losing 50 pounds sounds like a great goal, don’t try to do it all at once. Instead, shoot for 1 pound a week. Make your resolution be in small parts and it will feel much easier to accomplish.
Come up with a reward system.You are more likely to keep things up if you find a way to reward yourself for making small steps. Each time you reach a small part of your goal or do your resolution consistently, reward yourself consistently. Doing so will keep you trudging forward.
Here are some New Year’s Resolution ideas that think outside the box if you need a little inspiration this year:
- Be more charitable
- Learn a new skill each month
- Stop gossiping about others or even celebrities
- Create a bucket list and cross at least one thing off of it this next year
- Pay it Forward for a complete stranger once a month with a random act of kindness
Make your list with this Free Printable New Years Resolutions for 2015!