How You Can Make Your New Years Resolutions Actually Last

That time of year is quickly approaching again. Soon everyone will be talking about all their new year resolutions.

You set your goals, so obviously, you wish to stick to them. But that’s not always the case. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll start out strong for the first three weeks and then you’ll give up and abandon your goals.

Make Your Goals More Specific

If one of your goals is to ‘improve your blog’ then try changing that resolution to something more specific such as ‘only write blog posts 600 words or more’ or you could try ‘post two promotion tweets a day’. Whatever your goals ends up being, make it specific so you know exactly what you’re working towards.

Share Your Goals

Whether you tell a family member, a friend or you just tweet them, share your new year’s resolutions. Once you have shared them with people, you will feel more obliged to complete your goals. Not only is it great to share your goals so that you feel obliged, but you will also receive more support for your friends and family. They will be able to encourage you to keep on going.

Make Time For Your Goals

So many times, I find myself saying “I just don’t have the time” to do something. Everyone has control over their own time. If you want to do something then you’ll find time. Make your new goals a priority and actually schedule them into your calendar. If you have a fitness goal schedule recurring time blocks for your daily workouts. Want to declutter? Schedule time to clean out your closet or garage on your calendar. Treat these New Year Resolution’s appointments just like they were scheduled doctor appointments. You rarely reschedule your doctor, you should treat this time the same way.

A Step Forward Is A Step In The Right Direction

We just talked about making time for your goals but what is life is just so hectic or procrastination is taking over so you just don’t think you can make any progress on your goals that day/week/month. Well, even if you only make a tiny step, it’s a step in the right direction. If you’re goal is to ‘organise your wardrobe’, start by taking one thing out and deciding if you want to keep it or donate it. Just by doing that one thing, you may feel motivated to do more.

Measure Your Progress

By looking at how far you how got towards accomplishing your goals, you’ll feel more motivated to keep on making little steps to keep going. If you measure your progress, you will also be able to see when you are falling slightly behind.

What advice do you have for people who are trying to set New Year’s Resolutions?

Eleanor May

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3 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Seal
    December 16, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Aw such lovely tips! I love what you said about every tiny step making a difference, it makes it so much easier to get stuck in to things when you take it step by step 😀 your blog is beautiful! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

  2. December 26, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    As someone who’s really hoping to change a lot in 2018 this was super useful and motivating. I often forget that all the little steps add up in the end so hopefully I can keep that in mind =)

  3. Shelby Borton
    December 27, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    These are great ideas to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. I think people underestimate how much time and effort goes into making and keeping a resolution. Thanks for sharing!

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