As 2018 is approaching to an end, we all are looking forward to making new promises and resolutions for the coming year. Reflecting on the previous year, some of us are planning ahead already on starting to join a gym to shed the excess weight, eating a healthy diet, save money, start a project they are delaying maybe and what not. The truth is according to a statistic, 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Odd right?
So why is it that some of us are able to stick to their game plan while others don’t? A lot of resolutions fail because they are not the right resolutions. Here are a few ways that can help you to make the right resolutions.
- Clarity: Make sure you are clear when setting yourself goals. Just saying you want to lose weight is not enough. Be clear exactly how much weight do you want to lose? Having clarity on your resolution would result in more effective actions.
- Deadline: Set a deadline for yourself. Till when do you think you can achieve your goal. Making your resolution time-bound would make sure you won’t deviate from your goal and stay on track.
- Positive: Make sure the resolution you make for yourself is in positive terms. So let’s suppose, you want to save money. So instead of saying I don’t want to spend so much on shopping next year, change your terminology positive by saying I want to save x amount of money.
- Write it: Experts say writing something down will embed it in your mind aiding you to attract it more. So why not you try it this year and see the results yourself?
Just remember, no one is perfect, and your quest for resolution won’t be either. Don’t fret over it. Instead get back on track.