Oh my gosh! I can’t believe that this will be my very last blog post for the year 2016. How time flies, in less than 2 days we will be counting down into a new year. Looking back into the year, I’ve accomplished a lot. I was able to balance school, work and my side hustle. I guess if you really love what you’re doing, you’ll be able to accomplish a lot, even if it gets overwhelming at times.
As we say goodbye to 2016, and hello to 2017, we start to think about what the new year has in store for us. For many of us, we start to make our resolutions. But how exactly can we stick to it? Making a new year’s resolution has always been a struggle, for me personally. I will always be so good for the first couple of months and eventually just drift away. Hahah. Over the years I managed to stick to it better than the past years.
So here are some tips when making your new year’s resolution:
It is very important that when setting a goal or making a resolution that you try and be realistic. Always ask yourself, is it something that I can actually do. In terms of time, will you have the time to do it. Try to push yourself, but still try to keep it realistic. Don’t try to lose 30 pounds, when you don’t even exercise in the first place.
Set goals and not resolutions. Resolutions are things you promise to do while goals are something you are trying to do or achieve. By setting goals, you have this mindset that this is what you want to achieve, making it more effective to actually stick to it. Try to make goals in sets such as monthly, weekly and daily goals. This will help you be more productive too. 🙂
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Sometimes, unexpected things happen which causes us to put goals on hold. But don’t let this burden you. There’s 365 days in a year, you’ll have enough time to work on it. If it doesn’t work this year, there will always be a next year. But don’t punish yourself if it doesn’t work out.
List down your goals
Start by grabbing a notebook, and just make a checklist of goals. I find it more effective to stick to it if I write down my goals. It’s important that you have it documented, as it motivates you to work on them more. Like what I mentioned earlier, divide them between daily, weekly, monthly, and your main goal of the year. Writing your goals will help you plan ahead and you’ll be able to track small progress.
I hope these tips will help you stick to your goals for the coming new year. Wishing you all a successful and fruitful year ahead!
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